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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Addresses 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

Mayor Bottoms led conversations on the 2020 Census and Affordable Housing

Post Date:01/23/2020 7:04 PM

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Addresses 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

Mayor Bottoms led conversations on the 2020 Census and Affordable Housing

ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined more than 270 bipartisan mayors from across the country for the 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Mayor Bottoms serves as Chair of the Community Development and Housing Committee and the Census Task Force for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and led discussions on the 2020 Census and affordable housing.

As Chair of the Community Development and Housing Committee, Mayor Bottoms facilitated the “Achieving Affordable Housing: Local Best Practices” panel discussion, and was joined by Mayor Jamael Tito Brown (Youngstown, Ohio), Mayor John Hamilton (Bloomington, Indiana), Mayor Kate Gallego (Phoenix, Arizona) and Eileen Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President, Head of Housing Affordability and Philanthropy at Wells Fargo.

As Chair of the Census Task Force, Mayor Bottoms moderated a panel entitled “2020 Census: Ensuring an Accurate Count in Diverse Communities During the 2020 Census” and was joined by Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, Texas), Mayor Deirdre Waterman (Pontiac, Michigan) and Mayor James Diossa (Central Falls, Rhode Island).

“Regardless of which political party you are affiliated with, or what area of the country you are from, we all agree it is our duty to do all we can to help our communities prepare for and achieve a full and accurate count of every person residing in our cities.”

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

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