Black mayors will converge on Houston

More than 500 African-American Mayors from large cities and fast-growing communities will converge on Houston for the African Americans Mayors Association (AAMA) Conference taking place April 24-26 at the Hilton Americas. AAMA empowers local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. 

The annual conference will bring Black mayors, Fortune 500 business leaders and other leaders to Houston for what organizers say will be a dynamic and inspiring event.

This is the first time the conference will be hosted outside of the Washington, D.C. area. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will serve as the 2019 conference chairman.

Topics discussed will include building sustainable cities, rebuilding after a disaster, regional mobility, financing projects and much more. 

The AAMA is the only organization exclusively representing African-American mayors in the United States. It also takes positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities, provides mayors with leadership and management tools and creates a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.

The current president is Mayor Oliver Gilbert of Miami Gardens, Fla.

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