Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski attended the National League of Cities 2014 Congressional City Conference last week in Washington, DC, along with 2000 elected and appointed city leaders.
A number of influential leaders spoke at the event, which was held at the Marriott Wardman Park, and included U.S. Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and Us Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina Johnson.
The purpose of the event was to discuss federal policy issues of importance to local government, and Pawlowski was enthusiastic about the many positive changes the event could produce for the City of Allentown.
“This is the members of the League’s best opportunity to communicate directly with the top elected and appointed officials in Washington,” said Pawlowski. “We hope to move them toward ending partisan gridlock and beginning to focus on ways to boost the economic recovery and enhance job creation activities in cities and towns across America.”
The Mayor looks forward to working with other NLC members in his continual effort to revitalize the City of Allentown through the exchange of ideas and replicating programs and initiatives that have proven successful in other cities throughout the country.