Akron City Council Ward 9 Representative and Council Chief of Staff Attend Congressional City Conference, Hosted by National League of Cities


Akron, Ohio – Ward 9 Akron City Council Member Tina Boyes and Council Chief of Staff Dr. Jon M. Williams are attending the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congressional City Conference, which will bring together more than 2,500 elected and appointed city, town, and village leaders to focus on federal policy issues important to local governments.

Local leaders from across the country are tackling some of the toughest issues of our time. The Congressional City Conference is an opportunity for local officials to learn from federal leaders, policy experts, and fellow local leaders, and hear from and connect with experts on a variety of topics including:

  • Infrastructure
  • Climate resilience and sustainability
  • Workforce development
  • Affordable housing
  • Public safety
  • Railroad safety
  • Nutrition

Akron has a long history of engaging our counterparts from around the country through the National League of Cities. As a new member of council, I’m looking forward to learning from and exchanging ideas with other cities’ representatives,” said Ward 9 Councilwoman Tina Boyes.  “Attendance at prior NLC conferences has always resulted in an enlightening, empowering, and inspiring experience. I am excited about yet another opportunity to learn from, be challenged by, and develop relationships with my colleagues across the nation, said Dr. Joan M. Williams.

NLC is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Throughout the year, NLC advocates for cities and towns in Washington, D.C. through full-time lobbying and grassroots campaigns. The Congressional City Conference is an opportunity to share my insights and needs with members of Congress, the White House, and federal agency representatives.


For more information about the conference visit ccc.nlc.org