Catherine G. Dauler
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Experience

Council Member 2000-2008; 2012-2015; 2016 to present

President, State College Borough Council 2006-2008

National League of Cities - Finance, Administration and Governmental Relations Steering Committee

Pennsylvania Municipal League, Secretary, South Central District

Board Member, Downtown Improvement District

Member and Past President - College Heights Neighborhood Association

Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Executive Committee, Personnel Committee

Chairperson of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Plaza Planning Committee

2016 National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC

White House Briefing during the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
March 9, 2016, Washington, DC

by Cathy Dauler

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs invited members of the National League of Cities Policy Committees to a briefing to discuss how local officials can partner with the Administration to address social, economic and fiscal challenges in cities and towns across America.

Two Borough Council members from State College, Cathy Dauler and Theresa Lafer, attended the briefing.



The White House from the Executive Office building, where the briefing was held.


Reseption Room. After the briefing, a reception was held in this magnificent room in the Executive Office Building. Valerie Jarrett, advisor to President Obama, welcomed us.




2,000 City Leaders Convene in Washington for National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
March 7, 2016

WASHINGTON - More than 2,000 city leaders and delegates from cities and towns across the country are convening in Washington for the 50th annual National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference to advocate for city priorities with Congress and the Administration. President Barack Obama will address delegates Monday, March 9 to speak about the many partnerships and connections that unite all levels of government working to make our communities, and our country, stronger. Delegates have more than 100 meetings scheduled with members of Congress and their staffs, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on issues including e-fairness, transportation and protecting municipal bonds. The convening is March 7-11 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

President Obama's address comes at a time when the federal government continues strengthen local partnerships that are critical to promoting economic development, building transportation infrastructure, protecting the health of our residents and improving the lives of our young people.

"I am excited to welcome city leaders to Washington to network and advocate for the critical priorities that cities need from our federal partners," said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities. "We are thrilled to have President Obama and a number of his cabinet officials address our delegates, and look forward to meeting with members of Congress and their staffs on the importance of city leadership on the many initiatives that build stronger communities and improve the lives of our residents."

A number of the president's top appointees, including a number of former local elected officials, will address city leaders:

U.S. Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez

U.S. Housing & Urban Secretary Julián Castro

On Tuesday, March 10, NLC will hold a town hall event for the Race, Equity & Leadership (REAL) initiative. REAL was created after recent events prompted many city leaders to examine the critical issues of race and equity and how it impacts our society. In the town hall event, city and community leaders will examine how racial biases affect communities, policies, systems and structures including law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

The town hall is moderated by Juan Williams (FOX News) and features a panel discussion with:

Karen Freeman Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind.

Suzanne Chan, vice mayor, Freemont, Calif.

Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio (NLC 2nd vice president)

Julie Nelson, director, Local and Regional Government Alliance for Race and Equity

Sherman Justice, Black Youth Vote Fellow, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

The Congressional City Conference concludes with a Capitol Hill briefing on the critical importance of passing a long-term, multi-modal transportation bill that ensures local governments have control over decision-making in their communities. Participants include:

NLC President Ralph Becker, National League of Cities

NLC Transportation & Infrastructure Services Chair Robert Bauman, alderman, Milwaukee, Wisc.

NLC Transportation & Infrastructure Services Vice Chair Patrick Wojahn, councilmember, College Park Md.

NLC Executive Committee Member Priscilla Tyson, councilmember, Columbus, Ohio

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.


SOURCE: Media Center NLC, 7th March, 2016 www.nlc.org




President Barack Obama to Address City Leaders at National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
March 9, 2016


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will address city leaders at the National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference Monday, March 9 in Washington. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah:

"It is a great honor to have President Obama address city leaders at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference next week in Washington. Since the very beginning of his Administration, the president has been a close friend and ally of America's cities. Through local/federal partnerships and numerous joint initiatives, he continues to recognize the critical role municipal governments play in promoting economic development, building transportation infrastructure, protecting the health of our residents and improving the lives of our young people. The president's top appointees at the highest level include an unprecedented number of former local elected officials.

"President Obama's visit comes at a time when federal leaders are ‘going local' by partnering with cities on initiatives that build stronger communities and improve the lives of our residents. NLC and our members have worked closely with the Administration on programs including Let's Move! Cities, Towns & Counties and My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge. In addition, NLC has productive formal partnerships with the Departments of Education, Interior and Housing and Urban Development. We look forward to both seeing President Obama next week and continuing to collaborate with his Administration to strengthen the connections that unite all levels of government working to make our communities, and our country, stronger."

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

MEDIA: A separate media advisory will be issued as soon as possible that includes registration information and logistics details.


SOURCE: Media Center NLC, 4th March, 2016 www.nlc.org


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