Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Small Cities, Big Infrastructure Challenges
Press Statement

EVENT ADVISORY: Small Cities, Big Infrastructure Challenges

Washington, D.C. — Across the country, small cities are struggling to find adequate funding to replace and rebuild their critical infrastructure. President Joe Biden has proposed the American Jobs Plan to rebuild the United States’ infrastructure and create millions of jobs. As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the historic COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to spur an American recovery, create well-paying jobs, and tackle the infrastructure backlog in towns across the United States. Local leaders are ready to rebuild and deliver for their communities, but they need to be backed by a significant investment partnership such as the American Jobs Plan so that they can create resilient and sustainable infrastructure in every corner of the country.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the National League of Cities for a conversation with leaders of small cities who are fighting to improve their communities’ infrastructure and are pushing for critical investments in transportation, water, broadband, and the workforce. The event is part of CAP’s Stateside Chat event series with state and local leaders.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #StatesideChat and #RebuildWithUs. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.


Introductory remarks:
Kathy Maness, Council Member, Lexington, South Carolina; President, National League of Cities

Distinguished panelists:
Chrelle Booker, Mayor Pro Tempore, Tryon, North Carolina
Melanie Piana, Mayor, Ferndale, Michigan
Laura Weinberg, Mayor, Golden, Colorado
Vince Williams, Mayor, Union City, Georgia; First Vice President, National League of Cities

John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

For more information, please contact Julia Cusick at