Friday, November 11, 2011
Bank On Brazos Valley Recognized at NLC Conference
Bryan Councilmember featured as Panelist
The City of Bryan was selected as one of 24 cities to showcase achievements at a National League of Cities event this week. Bryan was selected for its support of Bank On Brazos Valley, a public/private partnership with local governments, financial institutions, non-profit organizations and federal regulatory agencies to ensure that Brazos Valley residents have an opportunity to utilize safe, affordable mainstream financial products and services.
The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized city programs that are examples of creative collaborations, increased efficiency and enhanced quality of life for residents. The programs were chosen in key areas of interest from cities that have served as models for other communities in the areas of economic development, sustainability, infrastructure and children and families.
The programs were highlighted at NLC’s Congress of Cities and Exposition, held in Phoenix, Ariz., November 9 – 12.
During the conference, representatives from these programs engaged in networking and idea-sharing about implementation strategies, successes and lessons-learned. Each city displayed information in the exhibit hall and were recognized at a conference-wide event.
In addition to Bank On Brazos Valley’s selection, Bryan Mayor Pro-Tem Ann Horton was also selected to serve as a panelist in a workshop session titled: “Financially Fit Families: Promoting Financial Empowerment Strategies.” She was joined on the panel by Anthony Santiago, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office, City of Newark, NJ, and Cassandra McConnell, Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Financial Education, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The session was moderated by Dennis Campa, Senior Fellow, Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
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