Prairie Village City Councilor Ruth Hopkins’ role with the National League of Cities again this week earned her the opportunity to participate in discussions with White House officials about the intersection of local and federal governments.
And this time, Vice President Joe Biden was the one doing the talking for the White House.
Hopkins was part of a conference call with Biden and David Agnew, head of the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, on Monday. During the discussion, Biden asked participants about which programs would cause the biggest hardship to cities if they were cut, and what kinds of incentives participants thought would best stimulate growth.
“I was pleased that Prairie Village was invited to be ‘at the table’ for this discussion and I was honored to be the one to represent my city,” Hopkins said.
Agnew’s office provided the participants with contact information should they have additional questions, and said future conference calls were likely.