Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

First Lady Congratulates Millennium Communities

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

First Lady Congratulates Millennium Communities

Article excerpt

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted a conference call last week with mayors, county commissioners, and other elected officials from nine communities that are among the first to be designated official Millennium Communities by the White House. Mrs. Clinton used the call to congratulate the communities for their initiative and to learn about their upcoming plans.

Participants in the conference call with the First Lady were Mayors Kay Waldo Barnes (Kansas City, Mo.), Rosemary Corbin (Richmond, Calif.), Robert Haas, Jr. (Revere, Mass.), Edward Rendell (Philadelphia, Pa.), and Robert Rosegarten (Great Neck, N.Y.), Mayor Pro Tem Jesus Terrazas, Jr. (El Paso, Tex.), County Commissioners Barbara Sheen Todd (Pinellas County, Fla.) and Judy Wilson (Thurston County, Wash.), and Julie Kitka, President of the Alaska Federation of Natives.

Millennium projects of the nine communities cover a wide range of activities, including time capsule, video, and family history projects, bridge preservation and lighting initiatives, and special community outreach and celebration efforts.

The Millennium Communities Program, announced by the First Lady in January, is a national noncompetitive program designed to recognize communities that undertake projects and activities that are consistent with the national theme, "Honor the Past--Imagine the Future."

The program is a partnership of the White House Millennium Council and the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, U. …

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