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Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in Summer Leadership Meeting of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Post Date:08/11/2017 11:00 AM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jewanna Gaither, Deputy Press Secretary
404-330-6942, office
404-357-5829, cell
jgaither@atlantaga.gov

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2017

News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in Summer Leadership Meeting of U.S. Conference of Mayors 

Mayor Reed will join his colleagues in calling for a stronger partnership with Washington, D.C.

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that Mayor Kasim Reed will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Summer Leadership Meeting in New Orleans August 10 – August 12, 2017. During the meeting, more than 50 mayors will outline policy proposals for some of the country’s greatest challenges, including public safety, healthcare, infrastructure investment and tax reform. 

“Atlanta and other leading cites are intensifying our efforts to address national issues such as public safety, sustainability and aging infrastructure at the local level. The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Summer Leadership Meeting will serve as the perfect platform to explore opportunities and craft an action plan to some of our leading challenges,” said Mayor Reed. “We are hopeful that our call for a stronger partnership with Washington can result in achievable and sustainable solutions.”

Mayor Reed is the Chair of the USCM Transportation Committee and will lead the working session, “Creative Infrastructure Financing for America’s Cities,” on August 11 and discuss the need to secure ongoing federal commitments for infrastructure.

Other attendees include USCM President Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans; USCM Vice President Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, SC; Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, OH; Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, SC; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN; Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas, TX; and Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC. Business, law enforcement, infrastructure, labor and industry leaders will also be in attendance for the meeting’s work sessions.

Sessions will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/usmayors/.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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