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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro And U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Headline NDC Conference

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Development Council (NDC), a global leader in economic and community development, announced its fifth biennial Academy 2013.  Under its theme "Delivering Community Results in Difficult Times," the Academy 2013 is a unique three-day training opportunity featuring daily sessions following four key tracks, and 22 sessions like Creative Financing: Innovative Approaches to Developing Governmental Buildings; and Job Creation: Federal Financing Tools.

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Mayor Julian Castro, of San Antonio, Texas will welcome participants at the conference's opening day networking lunch.

The 2013 Academy will also offer a networking opportunity for attendees allowing participants to meet with their Congressional delegations and attend a Capitol Hill reception on Wednesday, April 17 th 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building – Room 325.

On the final day of the conference, the Academy Awards Luncheon will feature U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.  Donovan has helped to stabilize the housing market, kept responsible families in their homes, and instituted reforms that have solidified the Federal Housing Administration's financial position and protected taxpayers against risk.

"We are looking forward to hearing from Mayor Castro on efforts he has led to improve low-income neighborhoods and create much-needed jobs in San Antonio," said Robert W. Davenport, President of the National Development Council. Pam Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the conference's main sponsor, Citi Foundation, expressed her excitement as well.  "I'm delighted to be introducing the energetic mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, who since he took office, has worked tirelessly to revitalize his city and create jobs and affordable housing opportunities for his fellow San Antonians."

The conference will be held April 16 th-18 th, 2013 at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC.  To register please visit: http://www.ndcacademy2013.org/

Conference Sponsors include: Citi Community Development Foundation; Cohen Reznik; BB&T; PNC; Shallo, Galluscio, Bianchi & Fucito; Sun Trust; Key Bank; Law Offices of Mark Foster; Hillis Clark; Novogradac; Arthur J Gallagher Insurance; Applegate & Throne-Thomsen; Pep; and Status Credit.

About The NDC Academy

The NDC Academy is a biennial conference of the National Development Council, which brings together economic and community development professionals from around the nation with policy makers, advocates and elected officials for high impact training, learning and networking. NDC Academy 2011 takes place April 16 th- April 18 th at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle Washington, D.C. Visit: http://bit.ly/NDCAcademy.

About the National Development Council

For more than 40 years, the National Development Council (NDC) has worked to create and implement economic and community development strategies that increase the flow of capital, establish finance programs and help to create a professional economic and community development workforce. NDC offers a wide range of services, including development assistance, professional training, small business financing and debt and equity for residential, commercial, public and non-profit facilities projects. To learn more, please visit www.nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org.

Follow NDC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NationalDevelopmentCouncil

LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/NatlDevCouncil

Media Contact Information: Tiffany Raspberry YorkGroup Associates 347-439-9358 tiffany@yorkgroupassociates.com

Angela Butler National Development Council 212-682-1106 abutler@nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org

SOURCE National Development Council

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