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A New Political Force
A Business Opportunity
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Scott Smith Kevin Johnson Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
The Mayors Business Council: A Business Opportunity
The Mayors Business Council is an integral part of the structure and activities of The United States Conference of Mayors. The Business Council meets and works directly with the elected leadership of the Conference of Mayors, and works closely with the Mayors Business Community Task Force.
Members of The Mayors Business Council are invited to participate in the Annual Conference and the Winter Meeting, the two most prominent events of The U.S. Conference of Mayors where, each year, priorities are set and policy decisions are made. The Annual Conference is held in June of each year in a different city of the United States. The Winter Meeting is always held in Washington, D.C. each January. Hundreds of Mayors attend both meetings — meetings that have the participation of the President of the United States, White House and Cabinet officials, Congressional leaders, and national and international business and civic leaders.
Business Council members have the following opportunities for participation with The U.S. Conference of Mayors:
Annual Conference and Winter Meeting
Business Council members will have the exclusive opportunity to attend the Winter Meeting and Annual Conference in our arena setting, will receive two complimentary registrations for each meeting, and may be invited to participate in various other meetings throughout the year.
The Mayors Business Council Special Sessions
Business Council members are invited to participate in special sessions with Conference leadership at both the Winter Meeting and Annual Conference.
Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships Award
All Business Council members will be invited to compete for this award, which will honor exemplary public/private partnerships with cities. The awards are given out during the Winter Meeting.
Best Practices Center
Successful public/private partnerships will be featured through our Best Practices Center which will highlight the ideas and innovations of cities throughout the nation.
Periodic policy briefings for Business Council members will be conducted by Conference of Mayors senior staff.
Invitation to Present Views
Business Council members may be invited to present their views through a dialogue with Mayors at various forums as appropriate.
Business Council members will be invited to participate in the sponsorship and formation of new collaborative projects on priority issues.
Exhibit Space Opportunities
Business Council members will be given preference to contract for the limited exhibit space provided at the Winter Meeting and Annual Conference
U.S. Mayor Newspaper
Business Council members will receive a complimentary subscription and a discounted rate for advertorials, and may be invited to prepare guest columns or stories on priority issues. Business Council members are also profiled in the U.S. Mayor newspaper.