Mayor Vi Lyles Advocates for Charlotte at President’s Infrastructure Announcement

CHARLOTTE, NC – Mayor Vi Lyles joined elected leaders from across the country at the White House today to advocate for improvements to America’s infrastructure system.

During the White House’s announcement Building A Stronger America: President Donald J. Trump’s American Infrastructure Initiative, Lyles specifically addressed some of the infrastructure challenges and opportunities facing the City of Charlotte.

“The citizens of Charlotte expect the mayor and City Council to work with the federal government to ensure that our transit system, highways, water and energy infrastructure are world class,” said Mayor Lyles. “I stand ready to work with the president and the leadership of both parties on Capitol Hill in partnership to advance infrastructure legislation that creates jobs, makes getting to work easier, improves our environment and prepares our economy for the next decade and beyond.”

Lyles will continue to work with the North Carolina delegation as the U.S. Congress considers the infrastructure plan.

“The objective of infrastructure is not just to build something, but to provide the basic framework to link people with the goods and services they require and create greater value,” said Mayor Lyles. “In Charlotte, we are doing just that, but we have so much more to accomplish. I look forward to doing my part in bringing home federal dollars to address our infrastructure needs.”

Participants

Governors

John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana

Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi

Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee

Paul LePage, Governor of Maine

Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico

Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia

Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska

Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin

 

Agriculture Commissioner

Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture

 

State Legislators

Elijah Haahr, Missouri President Pro Tem

Greg Hughes, Utah Speaker of the House

David Ralston, Georgia Speaker of the House

Linda Upmeyer, Iowa Speaker of the House

Dave Farnsworth, Arizona State Senator and Finance Chairman

David “Dave” McSweeney, Illinois State Representative

 

Mayors

Stephen Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina

George Flaggs Jr., Mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi

Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas

Brad Hart, Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jeff Longwell, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas

Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas

 

County Commissioners

Chairman Esteban Bovo, Jr., Miami-Dade County, FL County Commissioner

Chairman Robert Loughery, Bucks County, PA County Commissioner