The National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Expo differs from the other annual conference held in Washington. The Legislative Conference is focused on interfacing with federal elected officials and agencies and considering the national agenda. This year’s conference in Boston is the one that focuses on bringing together local officials from all over the country to share ideas and solutions to local issues.
This year’s foci were on promoting strong local economies, building sustainable communities, and strengthening neighborhoods and families. There were workshops on how businesses, individuals, groups, governments, and communities are being affected by the recession. There were presentations and roundtable discussions on common issues and ongoing solutions.