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Gary Mayor To Join In National Conference

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January 16, 2015 — Several mayors from Indiana, Including Gary’s mayor, will play a role in next week’s annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

They will join nearly 300 other leaders from throughout the country for presentations on public safety, economic development and quality of life issues.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is chair of the conference’s working group of mayors and police chiefs.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presides over the mayors professional sports alliance and is co-chair of the mayors water council.

Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force is co-chaired by Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Bridgeport, Connecticut Bill Finch.

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Wednesday, Jan 21: “State of The Cities Address” by USCM President Johnson, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Housing Secretary Julián Castro; Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz; U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman; U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI); Co-Chairs of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Laurie Robinson and Charles Ramsey; Best Practice Forum on Summer Jobs and Young Employment; Women Mayors Session on STEM Careers for Young Women, New Mayors/First Time Attendees Session*

Thursday, Jan 22: Strengthening Community Policing Session w/ Co-Chairs of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, COPS Office Dir. Ron Davis and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Dir. Jerry Abramson; Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson; Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg; House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Shuster w/ Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx; U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (IL), U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA), Dr. Benjamin Barber: If Mayors Ruled the World remarks; Uber Sr. VP for Policy and Strategy David Plouffe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards; Leadership in the Arts Awards;

Friday, January 23: Panel Discussion w/ Former Mayors in the Administration: Housing Sec. Castro, Agricultural Sec. Vilsack, Transportation Sec. Foxx, White House Intergovernmental Affairs Dir. Jerry Abramson; Export-Import Bank Chairman and Pres. Fred Hochberg; My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Mtg.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors

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