Working with municipal leaders from across the country, from communities of varied sizes and locations, alongside members of the business community, CLA-FCL's COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery program will surface creative solutions that create a culture of predictability and sustainability in our cities and towns. These solutions will be rooted in the principles of business resiliency, regulatory modernization, process efficiency, economic accessibility, and risk management. 

The program’s mission of building relationship to surface, discuss, and strategize solutions to the most intractable challenges arising from COVID-19 recovery at the local level will be lead by an Advisory Committee comprised of current and former local, state and federal leaders, as well as private sector innovators - all with the experience and knowledge to help guide this important cause. Read the press release.

Response & Economic Recovery

Predictability Principles for Cities and Job Creators

Business resiliency | Regulatory modernization

Process efficiency | Economic accessibility

Risk management


Response and Economic Recovery Advisory Committee

Chairwoman | Mayor Acquanetta Warren | Fontana, CA

Mayor Francis Suarez | Miami, FL

Mayor David Sander, PH.D. | Rancho Cordova, CA

Mayor Billy Hewes | Gulfport, MS

The Honorable Greg Ballard | Former Mayor Indianapolis, IN

The Honorable Thomas M. Reynolds | Former U.S. Rep | NY 

Mr. Joe Allbaugh | Former Director, FEMA

Mr. David Javdan | Alvarez & Marsal

Mr. Rob Engstrom | Wolfe Street Partners

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For more information on CLA-FCL, and the Response & Economic Recovery Program and Advisory Committee, please contact CLA-FCL President, Tim Barnes, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 571-243-6530.


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