Councilmembers represent Spokane at League of Cities

Waldref, Mumm meet with Vice President Joe Biden

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:55 a.m.

Spokane City Council Members Amber Waldref and Candace Mumm met Vice President Joe Biden following his speech at the National League of Cities Congress in Nashville, Tennessee Thursday.

Waldref and Mumm are representing Spokane at the Congress, where 4,000 attendees from hundreds of American cities are meeting to share ideas and learn how to improve delivery of city services.

The Vice President thanked city officials for their work to pull the country out of the recession. He said in the future it will be up to cities to compete globally, “in-source,” and bring American jobs home. He suggested city leaders reach out to their local Community Colleges and partner with the Federal Government to rebuild roads and utilities.

“To make recovery a resurgence, we must have the best educated workforce and most modern infrastructure,” Biden said.

“It was an honor to meet the Vice President and hear him talk about the needs of cities, as well as the great assets that cities bring to our country’s economy,” said Waldref.

Waldref and Mumm were interviewed by local Nashville media after shaking hands with the Vice President who met with a handful of city officials following his speech. Mumm was also featured in today’s edition of the Tennessean Newspaper talking about the Garland District and creating new business through place-making.