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National League of Cities Opening Session to Feature Announcement by U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan, Panel Discussions

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference will hold its opening general session Monday, March 10 at 9 a.m. EDT, bringing together more than 1,500 city officials and local elected leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments.

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Who: The opening general session will feature a panel discussion moderated by NBC and MSNBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchel. The panel includes NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Dr. Freeman Hrabrowski, president of University of Maryland Baltimore County and Michael Kercheval, president and CEO of International Council of Shopping Centers.

Following the panel, U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan will join NLC and local leaders to announce a partnership to strengthen collaboration among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations. There will be a press conference at 10:30 in Madison Rooms A & B with Sec. Duncan, NLC and local leaders.

The afternoon session begins at 3:30 p.m. and features a keynote by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, followed by a panel discussion that includes U.S. Sec. of HUD Shaun Donovan, US. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. 

What: Congressional City Conference opening general sessions.

When: Opening general session: Monday, March 10 at 9 a.m. EDT. Afternoon session: 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Where: Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Rd NW in Washington). General Sessions are in Ballroom Salons 2 and 3. Press registration is on site.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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