80th Annual Meeting

WHEREAS, Mayor Buddy Dyer has hosted the 80th Annual Conference of Mayors June 13-16, 2012, in the vibrant City of Orlando; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Dyer has made sure that all participants fully enjoyed and experienced “The City Beautiful,” as Orlando is known,

WHEREAS, Mayor Dyer and his outstanding staff, citizen volunteers, and everyone we met welcomed the Conference participants with smiles, warmth, and kindness; and

WHEREAS, the first night took us to the Universal Citywalk, where we partied hearty and then moved on to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; and

WHEREAS, Thursday night found us in the Amway Center, enjoying appetizers and drinks while gazing at Orlando’s skyline, playing at Stuff’s Magic Castle, and relaxing on the Gentleman Jack Terrace, all followed by Lake Eola Park’s spectacular synchronized water, light, and sound show; 

WHEREAS, on Friday night, we explored SeaWorld, with its new Turtle Trek attraction, and then soared into the skies aboard Manta, SeaWorld’s manta-inspired flying coaster; all followed by our wonderful party honoring outgoing USCM President Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, and Incoming President Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia at Orlando’s “Coliseum of Rock”; and

WHEREAS, tonight we will be treated to an evening at EPCOT, offering a breathtaking viewing of the world-famous IllumiNations:  Reflections of Earth – which will be an unforgettable experience,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayors of the United States and all others at the 80th Annual Conference of The U.S. Conference of Mayors warmly thank the great Mayor Buddy Dyer, his entire city government, and the friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, for Orlando’s heart-warming hospitality and our complete enjoyment of this amazing, magical city!