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TOMORROW: EPA, HUD, DOT and Little Rock Officials to Announce Local Sustainable Community Investments

Release Date: 11/15/2013
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

DALLAS – (Nov. 18, 2013) Senior officials from four federal agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will be joined by the mayors of Little Rock and North Little Rock and the federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority at a press conference to discuss the Obama Administration's Partnership for Sustainable Communities and how it is working to support more livable and sustainable communities in the city of Little Rock and other regions of Arkansas.

The Deputies of EPA, HUD, DOT, and USDA will join local officials to tour current projects and visit the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service to discuss coordinated efforts that are creating more housing choices, making transportation more efficient and reliable, and promoting healthy neighborhoods and economic development in the Little Rock area.

Later in the day, Deputies from EPA, HUD, DOT, and USDA will discuss federal investments in Little Rock during a panel discussion at the Clinton School of Public Service.

WHO: EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe
DOT Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Beth Osborne
HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones
Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority Chris Masingill
Mayor of Little Rock Mark Stodola
Mayor of North Little Rock Joe Smith

WHAT: EPA, HUD, DOT, Mayors, and Delta Regional Authority to discuss support for sustainable planning, job creation, and economic growth.

WHEN Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST
Press Availability
and North-East Corner
WHERE: 200 Block
3rd & Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas



WHO: EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe
DOT Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Beth Osborne
HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden
Mayor of Little Rock Mark Stodola
    WHAT: Building the Economy through Livable Communities: Little Rock’s Partnership with EPA, HUD, DOT, and USDA a panel discussion.

    WHEN Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. CST
    and
    WHERE: Sturgis Hall
    Clinton School of Public Service - Speaker Series
    1200 President Clinton Ave.
    Little Rock, AR 72201
      Reserve seats for the Clinton School roundtable by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

      Reporters are asked to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled events.

      More information on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities: http://www.sustainablecommunities.gov

      More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.htm
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