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Mayor Brown To Participate In Harvard Mayors’ Seminar
Two years after he attended Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2005 Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors as Mayor-elect, Mayor Byron W. Brown will return to Cambridge, Massachusetts this Thursday, November 29th as a panelist during the biennial seminar for new mayors (Note: the Mayor is scheduled to travel to Cambridge late Wednesday afternoon).
Mayor Brown has been invited by the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to participate in a panel discussion on Economic Development at the seminar. Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston and Mayor Jay Williams of Youngstown, Ohio will join Mayor Brown on the panel; the panel’s moderator is Judith Grant Long, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
According to Thomas Cochran, Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the seminar “…introduces new mayors to the perspective of successful mayors who have dealt with the challenges of governing in the complex environment of urban politics.”
“Two years ago I benefited greatly from my participation in this seminar by meeting with and hearing firsthand from sitting mayors what programs and policies they developed to meet the unique challenges and opportunities they experienced in their respective cities,” said Mayor Brown. “It was that one-on-one exchange of ideas and best practices that strengthened my transition as Mayor of Buffalo and I look forward to sharing my experiences over the past two years with the newly elected Mayors.”
The seminar is renowned for attracting diverse and experienced former and current city mayors, including senior staff and academics, including seminar speakers representing a broad range of viewpoints on how best to govern large American cities.
Mayors from twenty-three cities across the country – including Indianapolis, IN; Salt Lake City, UT; Nashville, TN; and Baltimore, MD – are scheduled to attend the three-day seminar. Topics of the seminar include: Transitioning from the Campaign to City Hall Leadership, How the Global Economy Affects Cities, Managing Your City in a Time of Crisis, Improving the Performance of City Government, and Violence and Public Safety.
Seminar participants include: Hon. Jim Newberry (Mayor, Lexington, KY), Hon. Larry Summers (President, Harvard University 2001-06), Hon. Greg Nickels (Mayor, Seattle, WA); Hon. David Cicilline (Mayor, Providence, RI); and Hon. Martin Chavez(Mayor, Albuquerque, NM).
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