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Top officials in the Obama Administration meet with mayors from across the country

By Beatrice Epwene, WFMZ.com Reporter, BEpwene@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 23 2014 09:06:52 PM CST
WASHINGTON -

The Obama Administration says it is committed to ensuring that the Federal government remains an active partner in supporting local priorities for communities across America.

In a press release issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary after a panel discussion with mayors from across the U-S, Cabinet Secretaries Thomas Perez, Shaun Donovan, Anthony Foxx, and Arne Duncan, together with the Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, reiterated the Administration's commitment to working hand in hand with mayors, to identify ways to deliver the services in their cities to help people succeed.

The Administration Officials said they looked forward to working with mayors this year on expanding educational and economic opportunity and investing in infrastructure.

According to the release, the Administration continues to work with mayors across the nation to explore new ideas, identify best practices, and develop ways forward to build upon partnerships with mayors and local communities at the federal level.

As part of President Obama’s commitment to making 2014 a year of action, the release says, cabinet secretaries and senior administration officials will be traveling across the country in the coming weeks to advance the President’s priorities of strengthening our economy, creating jobs, rewarding hard work, and building a strong middle class.

The Obama Administration has called mayors "invaluable partners" in creating platforms for success in local communities.