March 23, 2021

NLC Overview: The American Rescue Plan and What it Means for Communities

NLC Overview:

The American Rescue Plan and What it Means for Communities

March 23, from 11-12 PM (cst)

Join us for a panel session with  Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director for the National League of Cities, for a conversation on the American Rescue Plan and funding for cities. We’ll discuss how to prioritize community needs to immediately address COVID-related challenges such as struggling small businesses, real estate vacancies in town centers and downtowns, and understanding community market conditions in order to enhance community vitality. Geared toward city leaders from communities large and small, we welcome questions ahead of the event.

Who Should Attend:

  • Economic Development Staff
  • City Managers, Elected Officials
  • Chamber of Commerce Staff,
  • Small Business Owners
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Clarence Anthony


Clarence E. Anthony is CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities (NLC), the largest and oldest organization representing America’s cities and their leaders. 

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Lacy Beasley


Lacy has been involved in retail real estate since 2005.  Retail Strategies provides her with the insight to understand the connections needed from the public and private side of the conversation.

Jenn Gregory


Jenn’s focus is on the revitalization of downtowns for our client communities. Through her Downtown Vision and Strategy Workshop process, Jenn advises communities on market analysis, tourism, economic vitality, and design updates for downtown areas.

Cynthia Stewart


Cynthia is responsible for expanding channels of outreach to local communities and strengthening relationships with government entities and economic development associations. Additionally, Stewart works to expand the Retail Academy platform.


ARP Summary

We have compiled a short summary that highlights how the American Rescue Plan will affect your community. We are also able to provide you with allocation amounts for each county, city, township, or other locality
according to the United States House Oversight Committee.

Download the Summary through the form, and contact us directly at for your community’s allocation amount.

American Rescue Plan Summary

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