WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, May 16, leaders from the nation’s leading city, county, and state organizations will kick off Infrastructure Week (May 16-20) by sharing how game-changing federal investments in infrastructure are benefiting communities across the country.
Six months after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, officials at the state and local level are celebrating this historic investment and sharing the local perspective on infrastructure funding. IIJA includes $1.2 trillion — $550 billion newly appropriated — worth of investments to help rebuild and strengthen the infrastructure that keeps Americans and our economy moving.
Local leaders know the needs of their communities better than anyone and are ready to invest in infrastructure that makes a difference at home. During the press call, leaders from the National League of Cities (NLC), United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) will share how federal infrastructure dollars are directly benefiting the people they represent.
Following brief remarks from each of the leaders, reporters will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Mayor Vince Williams, Union City, Georgia, President, National League of Cities (NLC)
Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, Louisiana, Infrastructure Law Implementation Task Force Co-Chair, United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)
Commissioner Larry Johnson, DeKalb County, Georgia, President, National Association of Counties (NACo)
Speaker Scott Saiki, Hawaii House of Representatives, President, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
City Manager Troy Brown, Moorpark, California, President, International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Monday, May 16th, 2022, 10:00am – 10:30am
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