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National League of Cities Brings Centennial ‘Roadshow’ to Hagerstown

National League of Cities Brings Centennial ‘Roadshow’ to Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 11, 2024) - The City of Hagerstown is honored to announce its participation as an official stop on the National League of Cities (NLC) Centennial Roadshow: 100 Years, 100 Cities on Tuesday, April 16.

This initiative is part of NLC’s year-long celebration, marking a century of commitment to advancing local government and advocating for the interests of cities, towns, and villages nationwide.

The roadshow, organized by NLC, includes stops at 100 cities in every region of the country, aimed at spotlighting the diversity, resilience, and transformation of America’s local communities. Having commenced in February at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where the NLC was founded, the roadshow continues coast-to-coast, stopping in cities of all sizes to showcase the unique stories of municipalities like Hagerstown.

“The City of Hagerstown is rich in history and continues to be at the forefront of making history. That’s why this recognition and visit from the NLC on their centennial is such perfect synergy for the City and its residents,” Mayor Tekesha Martinez said. “I look forward to welcoming the representatives from the NLC and showing off Hagerstown’s ‘good ground’. It’s one of the things I enjoy most!”

During the roadshow stop in Hagerstown, NLC will be treated to a tour of the Hagerstown Field House site on Memorial Blvd., join in a group photo at University Plaza on W. Washington Street, enjoy a singing performance by students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts on S. Potomac Street, and get a look at Meritus Park on W. Baltimore Street.

“It is truly an honor for NLC to visit remarkable municipalities, like the City of Hagerstown that have made significant contributions to the advancement of local government over the past 100 years,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “Each of these cities has played a pivotal role in moving our local communities forward and has a unique story that showcases transformative change. As we celebrate and chart a course for the next 100 years, I am more excited than ever for the future of cities, towns, and villages and look forward to continuing important work together.”

As the journey progresses, the roadshow will continue making stops in cities across the country, including Tampa, Florida, where NLC will host its annual City Summit conference and culminating event in November.

For more information about the roadshow or to learn more about NLC’s centennial events or initiatives, visit

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“The City of Hagerstown will inspire an inclusive, business-friendly, and sustainable community with clean, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods.”

“The City of Hagerstown shall be a community focused municipality.”

About the National League of Cities:

The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of America’s cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 200 million people across the country. NLC works to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy, and drive innovative solutions.

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