Democratic Mayors Discuss Plans for Election 2000
By Larry Jones
Detroit Mayor and President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors (NCDM) Dennis Archer presided over a very lively discussion of plans for the upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections, and the National Democratic Convention scheduled for August 14-17 in Los Angeles. During the January 26 closed meeting mayors packed the room to hear from top leaders of the Democratic National Committee including National Chair Joe Andrews, General Chair and former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell and Colorado Governor Roy Romer, who serves as the Convention Committee Chair.
Democratic mayors also heard from White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Director Mickey Ibarra, who discussed the Presidentís priorities in the 2001 budget and the State of the Union message. Members also reaffirmed their officers for another term. These include Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, president; Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, vice president for communications; Tulsa Mayor Susan Savage, vice president for policy; Bridgeport Mayor Joseph E. Ganim, vice president for finance; New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, treasurer; and Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, secretary. For more information, visit the NCDM web site at www.ncdm.org