About the Mayor
The New Jersey Organ and
Tissue Sharing Network (The Sharing Network), recently lauded Jersey City
Mayor Bret Schundler for his substantial efforts to increase organ/tissue
donor awareness in the minority communities of Jersey City and Northern
New Jersey. Mayor Schundler was the first Garden State mayor to sign The
Sharing Network’s Organ Donation Registry.
The mayor signed the registry
during a ceremony earlier this year in which he proclaimed “Organ and
Tissue Donor Awareness Week” in Jersey City. Additionally, Mayor
Schundler also distributed donor registry cards and literature to Jersey
City municipal employees, as well as to Jersey City residence.
Scottsdale Mayor Sam Kathryn
Campana has been named a member of the National Drought Policy Commission
by President Clinton. In that capacity, she will serve as the U.S.
Conference of Mayors representative on the Commission.
Mayor Campana, elected in
1996, served as Scottsdale City Council member from 1986 to 1994. The
Commission is to provide advice and recommendation on the creation of an
integrated, coordinated federal policy designed to prepare and respond to
serious drought emergencies.
Philadelphia Mayor Edward
Rendell spoke at a memorial service October 21 for famed national
basketball star Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain, 63, died in Los Angeles
October 12. Said Mayor Rendell, “Wilt never left Philadelphia even when
he was geographically far away.”
Chamberlain, a star high
school player in Philadelphia, played 14 seasons with the National
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage
(NJ) opened the doors on October 21 to a new Jersey Gardens Mall. A former
municipal landfill dormant for decades, Jersey Gardens is an ambitious
project, bringing in an estimated 5,000 new jobs and $6.5 million in new
Mayor Bollwage said the
opening was one of the proudest days of his mayoral career, and was one of
the cornerstones of Elizabeth’s rebirth.
Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke,
accompanied by Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley and Knoxville Mayor Victor
Ashe, were in Havana, Cuba, sharing experiences on renovation of historic
districts with Cuban officials in early October.
The trip was mayor Schmoke’s
third to Cuba since 1998 as all three mayors participated in an historic
preservation round table. The delegation was supported by the
Washington-based Center for International Policy which has been involved
with policy toward Cuba for a number of years. Cuban officials are seeking
ways to preserve what one termed “Havana’s decaying architectural
gems” and to restore historic districts in Cuba’s capital city.
San Francisco Mayor Willie L.
Brown, Jr. appeared on the television show Regis and Kathy Lee on October
26 as he welcomed the show to his city. The mayor was congratulated for
the impressive restoration of historic City Hall.