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Mayor Henry To Attend U.S. Conference Of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting

Mayor Tom Henry will attend the 85th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The event will be held Friday-Monday in Miami Beach.

Topics of discussion will include immigration, healthcare, federal budget, national economy, climate protection, homeland security and community development block grants.

“It’s critical for mayors to interact and share best practices and ideas for moving our respective communities forward in the right direction,” said Mayor Henry. “This conference provides unique opportunities to discuss policies and develop strategies to ensure cities are viable and sustainable to meet the needs of residents and businesses.”

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Primary roles of the organization:
*Promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy
*Strengthen federal-city relationships
*Ensure that federal policy meets urban needs
*Provide mayors with leadership and management tools
*Create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information