WHEREAS, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has led The United States Conference of Mayors from June 2011-June 2012 , serving the nation's mayors as their President with great distinction; and
WHEREAS, as Conference of Mayors President, Mayor Villaraigosa has been a tireless and eloquent advocate for cities and metro areas; and
WHEREAS, he has expressed his vision for urban America with strength and forthright language, as the following quotes show:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors recognizes President Antonio Villaraigosa for his comprehensive vision for cities and metro regions of this great country; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the nation's mayors thank President Antonio Villaraigosa for his strong efforts to improve academic performance in schools, decrease gang violence, protect and improve America's infrastructure, create jobs and put people back to work, encourage cities to think local and act global, and emphasize the great contributions of mayors and their cities to innovation and to pushing the national agenda; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the mayors, their families and staff, USCM staff, and all others at this 80th Annual Meeting in Orlando express sincere appreciation to Mayor Villaraigosa for creative and effective leadership and offer warmest wishes to him for all the best that life can offer, now and in the future!