January 17-19, 2005
Washington, DC

Recap: Tuesday, January 18


Arts Luncheon
Opening Plenary

Press Releases

Mayors Urge Freight Rail Hazmat Notification Review: Letter to Secretary Mineta | Letter to Secretary Ridge (01/18/05)
New Grants to Help Mayors Strengthen our Nation's Schools (01/18/05)
Cans For Cash: City Recycling Challenge Collects Over 60 Million Aluminum Cans; USCM, Novelis, Inc. Announce Winners (01/18/05)
Press Release: Meeting Overview (01/18/05)
Media Advisory: Wednesday Highlights (01/18/05)
2005 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards (01/18/05)
Metro Economies Report (Jan. 2005) (01/18/05)


Opening Plenary Session

Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido

Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick

Luncheon: Honoring Leadership in the Arts

Nationwide Retirement Solutions' Linda Barber

Miami Mayor Manuel A. Diaz

Americans for the Arts President & CEO Robert Lynch

Conference Executive Director Tom Cochran

Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith

Arkansas Governor Michael Huckabee

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

Former Peter, Paul & Mary member Peter Yarrow

Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Leadership in the Arts Award Winners