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Miner Joins “Infrastructure Week” Kickoff Event in Washington, D.C.

By Staff

 

Mayor Miner state of thecityMayor Stephanie Miner joined leaders from across the nation for the “Infrastructure Week” kickoff event in Washington, DC. May 16. There, the mayor spoke on a panel called “Leading the Way: Achievements and Lessons from America’s Cities,” with Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mayor David Condon of Spokane, Washington. The mayors discussed the challenges they face when addressing infrastructure issues in their communities.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, Thomas Donahue, president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, and Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security also attended the event.

Prior to the event, the mayor announced that Syracuse would be participating in the week-long program, which runs from May 16 to May 23, as part of a national effort to raise awareness about the importance of infrastructure in U.S. communities.

“In Syracuse, we understand that infrastructure matters to our businesses, to our neighbors, and to our entire city,” Miner stated. “I’m pleased to join mayors from across the country, as well as leaders in business, government, academia, and the labor movement, to discuss the ongoing importance of infrastructure issues in our communities. I look forward to using this week to continue the conversation we have started locally on the importance of generating smart, effective ways to address the infrastructure challenges facing the city of Syracuse.”

Mayor Miner began the week by publishing an op-ed on Medium.com, discussing the week’s theme, “Infrastructure Matters.”

The city of Syracuse will also be posting about its infrastructure work on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #InfrastructureMatters throughout the week.

“We are thrilled that Mayor Miner and the city of Syracuse are joining Infrastructure Week,” Zach Schaferexecutive director of Infrastructure Week, stated. “The dire state of America’s infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues facing us as a nation, and the benefits of a healthy infrastructure system are far-reaching and long-lasting. During Infrastructure Week, we are bringing together minds from the public and private sectors to encourage lawmakers to continue investing in infrastructure and transportation at the federal, state and local level.”

Visit http://infrastructureweek.org/ for additional information regarding the event.