June 5-10, 2003

Highlights: Saturday, June 7

View the Business Council Plenary Breakfast
View the Plenary Session
View the Annual Luncheon
View the Webcast with HUD Deputy Secretary Alphonso Jackson
View the Webcast with Richard Florida, H. John Heinz III Professor of Regional Economic Development, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Opening Plenary

Howard Menaker, Public Affairs Manager of Bechtel and Co-Chair of The Mayors Business Council Steering Committee

Stephanie Nellams, of Sodhexo, and Co-Chair of The Mayors Business Council Steering Committee

Don Evans, President of CH2M Hill

Howlie R. Davis, Senior VP and Director Local Governmental Affairs of CH2M Hill/OMI and outgoing Co-Chair of The Mayors Business Council Steering Committee, receives an award in recognition of his involvement with the Business Council

Close up of Howlie R. Davis

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and chair of the Travel and Tourism Task Force, reports on the Travel and Tourism Summit

Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and chair of the Council for Investment in the New American City, reports on the Economic and Employment Outlook for 2003

Mayor Francis N. Tolentino of Tagaytay City, Philippines and president of the League of Cities of the Philippines gives remarks about Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Tourism

Mayor Elias Mudzuri of Harare, Zimbabwe speaks about Political and Economic Challenges to Harare's Economic Development

Plenary Session

USCM Vice President Mayor Jim Garner of Hempstead opens the proceedings.

Mayor Joe Griffo of Rome (NY) receives an award in recognition of his service to The U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Close up of Mayor Griffo

Providence Mayor David Cicilline discusses The Cities United for Science Progress (CUSP) "Lead-Safe...for Kids' Sake" Grant Program Awards.

Stacey Mobley, Senior VP, CAO and General Counsel of Dupont, makes the presentation of the CUSP awards.

Deputy Mayor George Burrell accepts the Dupont CUSP award for lead safety efforts on behalf of Mayor John F. Street and the City of Philadelphia.

Speaking for Stockholm Mayor Annika Billstr÷m, Deputy Mayor Catharina Tarras-Wahlberg explains how Stockholm is achieving sustainable development through integrated transportation, housing and environmental strategies.

Mayor Tae Hwan Kim of Jeju City, Korea speaks on Saving a River, Saving a City.

Richard Florida, the H. John Heinz III Professor of Regional Development, Carnegie Mellon University, leads an interactive discussion on International Cities: Creativity, Sustainable Development and Emerging Trends..

Mayor Franšoise Foning of Douala, Cameroon, asks Professor Florida how training from programs like his can be extended to countries in Africa.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley speaks about The Continuing Problem of Unfunded Mandates.

Alphonso Jackson, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, gives a conference address.

Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Vice Chairman of the National Governors' Association, gives a conference address.

71st Annual Luncheon

Mayor of Louisville Metro and former USCM president Jerry E. Abramson, talks about the challenges and success of Building a New Metro Government.

Asheville Mayor Charles Worley accepts a City Livability Award.

Houston Mayor Lee Brown (left) accepts a City Livability Award from Maury Myers, Chairman and CEO of Waste Management.

Rochester (NY) Mayor William Johnson receives a City Livability Award.

USCM Executive Director Tom Cochran encourages young people to become more involved in politics with programs such as the Harvard-USCM "Summer in the City" Internship Program on Youth Public Service.

Dan Glickman, Director of the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University discusses the Institute and its role in educating new generations in politics.

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