Atlanta Mayor joined fall leadership conference

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently joined leading mayors from across the country to participate in the United States Conference of Mayors’ Fall Leadership Conference, according to a press release. Bottoms joined a bipartisan contingency of 45 mayors convening to tackle some of the nation’s most pressing issues—including resiliency, homelessness and economic security.

Bottoms served as chair of the USCM’s Community Development and Housing Committee.

“Affordable housing and community development are having a major impact all over our country, affecting tens of millions of people, many who are simply seeking a way to raise their families in a safe and stable environment,” said Bottoms. “This is an opportunity to share the lessons learned in Atlanta on a national scale and to institute real change in our national urban policy.”

USCM released the inaugural best practices survey of its Youth Involvement Task Force on Friday, Sept. 28. It is designed to explore new ways to engage young people and foster their involvement in public service and governance.

According to USCM, more than 85 percent of Americans live in U.S. metropolitan areas, and mayors work on the front lines every day to address public safety, affordability, sustainability and other critical concerns.