Northwest NEWS

July 2, 2001

Local News

'Investing In Communities' Day

On June 22, the city of Bothell joined in a national collaboration with small cities of America to ensure a strong future for America's hometowns by recognizing "Investing in Communities" day.
   Bothell joined with the National League of Cities (NLC) and its Small Cities Council drawing attention to the "Investing in Communities" event that celebrates partnerships between federal government and smaller cities across the nation.
   "The city of Bothell has numerous successful partnerships with the federal government," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "It is vital to have support on a federal level to benefit the whole community."
   Bothell has benefited from federal support for programs such as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training, property sharing within city limits, and working with the National Marine and Fisheries Department on issues such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
   The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. With a membership of more than 1,700 cities and towns, as well as 49 state associations, NLC serves as a resource and advocate for 18,000 U.S. cities that serve 225 million people across the United States. The city of Bothell has been an NLC member since 1993.