Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Compton to Lead Economy Panel at CoC

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Compton to Lead Economy Panel at CoC

Article excerpt

ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton has joined the Congress of Cities lineup for a general session examining the impact of the economy on America's cities and towns. The session will be held Saturday morning, December 7.

The Congress of Cities begins in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, December 3, with Leadership Training Institute seminars and concludes on Saturday, December 7, with election of NLC leaders followed by a gala closing celebration hosted by Salt Lake City.

Compton is a seasoned national journalist who is now covering her sixth president for ABC news in a career that has taken her to the White House, Capitol Hill and through seven presidential campaigns, from the height of the Cold War to the Internet revolution.

On September 11, 2001, she was the only broadcast reporter allowed to remain with President Bush on board Air Force One when he was unable to return to Washington after the terrorist attacks.

Compton will lead a talk-show style dialogue on how the national economy and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks have affected revenue and expenditures in cities and towns. The panel will feature experienced state and local leaders and economic experts who will explore fiscal challenges in states and cities and what action is needed to help cities weather the economic downturn and maintain high quality municipal services.

Compton joins leadership expert Stephen Covey, who will address the delegates at the Friday, December 6, general session. …

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