SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

November 16, 2016 16:34 ET

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran Regarding President Obama's Executive Order Establishing a Community Solutions Council

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on President Obama's Executive Order establishing a Community Solutions Council:

"Mayors across the country have seen progress in our communities thanks to better and smarter collaboration with the federal government. The challenges mayors face today are complex and demand a new kind of leadership and partnership between federal and local leaders. When the federal government invests in mayors' vision, coordinates its support and builds capacity to respond to our greatest needs and challenges, we all succeed. This announcement marks progress to build a federal government that works effectively with cities and towns."

About The United States Conference of Mayors -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

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