June 5-10, 2003

Highlights: Friday, June 6

View the Opening Plenary Session
View the Plenary Luncheon
View the Webcast with San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
View the Webcast with Barcelona Mayor Joan Clos i Matheu
View the Webcast with Mayors Judith Valles of San Bernardino, Shelia Young of San Leandro and Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville (respectively, as seated from left to right).

Opening Plenary

Denver hosts Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Webb, warmly welcome the attendees of the 71st Annual Meeting.

Colorado Governor Bill Owens gives his greetings.

Boston Mayor and USCM President Thomas Menino provides opening remarks.

Mayor of Barcelona, Spain, Joan Clos I Matheu, speaks on his city's implementation of sustainable development.

Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, Paco Moncayo G. talks about challenges and promise in his city.

Mayor Dae-Hyeon Hwang, Mayor of Dalseo-gu and president of the National Association of Mayors of Korea, explains the impact of local autonomy upon the cities of Korea.

Luncheon Plenary

Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf speaks on the Mayors Cancer Awareness Campaign.

USCM Vice President James A. Garner and mayor of Hempstead addresses the conference.

Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Mayor of Tshwane, Pretoria, South Africa explains measures to be taken beyond the U.N. World Summit in Johannesburg.

Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information of the U.N. speaks on the Relevancy of the United Nations Today.

USCM Executive Director Tom Cochran encourages mayors to participate in U.S. MayorVision Webcasts.

San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. (center) receives an award in recognition of his distinguished service to the citizens of San Francisco, to efforts furthering the issue of housing, and to the U.S. Conference of Mayors from Executive Director J. Thomas Cochran (left) and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (right).

Close up of Mayor Brown.

Ed Thompson, MD, MP, Deputy Director of Public Health Services of the CDC, discusses the economic and public health impacts and the role of local governments.

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