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February 23, 2009

Recovery Funding News



Dear Mayor:

We have been asked by Scott Morris, Manager, State League Programs, National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington to let you know that NLC will be hosting a webcast for our direct member cities and municipal members of all State Leagues on the economic recovery package.  It will be aired live on NLC TV Wednesday, February 25 at 3:00 pm EST. 

To participate, go to and click on “Economic Recovery Webcast.”

NLC will review the major provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which includes resources to create jobs through federal investments in municipal transportation, water and sewer, housing, energy, education, and public safety infrastructure.  Local officials can learn  up-to-date information on the timing and process for accessing these resources.  NLC will also offer advice on key steps municipalities can be taking to prepare for use of the funds.  Participants will be encouraged to submit questions for the question and answer period at the conclusion of the presentation. 

Speakers:      NLC President Kathleen M. Novak, Mayor, Northglenn, CO
                     NLC Federal Relations Director, Carolyn Coleman

The webcast will be available live and fully archived by Thursday, February 26 at 12:00 noon EST for later viewing at the Economic Recovery Webcast event site, located at

Participants should pre-register at and have the free Windows Media Player installed prior to the event so they can test their set up before the webcast at 3 PM ET, Wednesday, February 25th. Technical questions can be directed to (814) 653-2760 and 703-961-9250, ext 232 before, during and after the event, or emailed to Online participants may submit email questions during the webcast at the link provided on the webcast event page at

We hope that you can take advantage of this special service.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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