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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Joins Bipartisan Contingency for United States Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Conference

Post Date:09/28/2018 5:15 PM
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell
mismith@atlantaga.gov

 

 

For immediate Release: September 28, 2018

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Joins Bipartisan Contingency for United States Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Conference

ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today joined leading mayors from across the country to participate in the United States Conference of Mayors’ Fall Leadership Conference. Mayor Bottoms joins a bipartisan contingency of 45 mayors convening to tackle some of the nation’s most pressing issues—including resiliency, homelessness and economic security.

“Cities continue to lead the way when it comes to finding innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for every American family,” said Mayor Bottoms. “I am proud to represent Atlanta at this year’s Fall Leadership Conference as we continue to outline strategies to build a more prosperous and equitable future for all our communities.”

Mayor Bottoms is proud to serve as Chair of the USCM’s Community Development and Housing Committee.

“Affordable housing and community development are having a major impact all over our country, affecting tens of millions of people, many who are simply seeking a way to raise their families in a safe and stable environment,” said Mayor Bottoms. “This is an opportunity to share the lessons learned in Atlanta on a national scale and to institute real change in our national urban policy.”

Friday, September 28, USCM will release the inaugural best practices survey of its Youth Involvement Task Force, designed to explore new ways to engage young people and foster their involvement in public service and governance.

Among other business, Saturday, the mayors will join U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams and Columbia youth to celebrate “World Heart Day” for a “Move with the Mayor” walk. 

USCM has a well-established record of bringing mayors together to work across party lines to find innovative solutions to the issues that stand to significantly impact communities across the country.

“It is an honor to join my distinguished colleagues as we pursue lasting solutions to the challenges that matter most to our residents,” concluded Mayor Bottoms.

According to USCM, more than 85 percent of Americans live in U.S. metropolitan areas, and mayors work on the front lines every day to address public safety, affordability, sustainability and other critical concerns.

The fall leadership conference is taking place in Columbia, South Carolina, Sept. 27-29, 2018.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms


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