Newton City Council attends National League of Cities conference

Staff Writer

NEWTON, NC—Newton City Council members attended the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., from March 12-15.

Attending were Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman, Mayor Pro Tem John Stiver, Council Member Jody Dixon, Council Member Jerry Hodge, Council Member Wes Weaver, and City Manager Todd Clark.

Council members met with Congressman Patrick McHenry and staff members of Senator Thom Tillis and Senator Richard Burr during their time in Washington. Their discussions centered on developing partnerships and finding innovative solutions to challenges faced by the city of Newton. Council members stressed the importance of obtaining federal funds to support various initiatives spurred by the 2015 City of Newton Strategic Growth Plan.

“Maintaining open lines of communication with our federal elected officials concerning Newton’s future is important to the city’s success,” Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said. “I would like to thank Congressman McHenry and the staffs of Senator Tillis and Senator Burr for taking the time to meet with us to discuss issues important to our city. I look forward to working with our representatives in Washington to spur economic development and infrastructure improvement in Newton.”

More than 2,000 city leaders from across the country came together in Washington for the annual conference. The conference provides a platform for local leaders to meet with members of Congress, share best practices in city governance, and develop an advocacy platform.

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