President Obama Announces White House Council on SC2

SC2 Convening
March 15 was a historic day for the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative (SC2), a partnership between the White House and 14 federal agencies aimed at breaking down federal silos and helping cities facing long-term challenges build capacity and more effectively use federal funds. The White House SC2 Convening featured panel conversations and roundtables with mayors of pilot cities and philanthropic, nonprofit, and business leaders. Most significantly, President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance to reiterate his support for SC2 and announced the signing of an Executive Order establishing a White House council to manage and further the initiative.