IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2001

Mayors to Meet at Harvard
New Mayors to Receive Leadership Training from Old Mayors, Advice on How to Govern in Era of New Challenges

Washington, DC -- Newly elected mayors of big cities across the country will gather at Harvardís John F. Kennedy School of Government this week for a three-day seminar on leadership in an era of new challenges for Americaís elected officials and cities.

An opening press conference on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. will feature the 16 participating newly elected mayors, as well as five current big city mayors.

WHAT:
Press conference - Newly elected and current big city mayors discuss security, public health and leadership challenges facing mayors today.

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 2:30 p.m.

WHO:
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Vice President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial
President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Denver Mayor Wellington Webb

Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson

Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe

Mayor-elect of Seattle Greg Nickels

Mayor-elect of Cleveland Jane Campbell

Mayor-elect of Minneapolis R.T. Rybak

Mayor-elect of Toledo Jack Ford

Mayor-elect of St. Paul Rand Kelly

Mayor-elect of Tacoma Bill Baarsma

Mayor-elect of Worcester Tim Murray

Mayor-elect of Chattanooga Bob Corker

Mayor-elect of Hartford Eddie Perez

Mayor-elect of Cedar Rapids Paul Pate

Mayor-elect of Norwalk, Conn. Alex Knopp

Mayor-elect of Richmond, Cal. Irma Anderson

Mayor-elect of Santa Barbara, Cal. Marty Blum

Mayor-elect of Westland, Mich. Sandra Cicirelli

Mayor-elect of Lawrence, Mass. Michael Sullivan

Mayor-elect of Quincy, Mass. William Phelan

WHERE:
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street, Bell Hall (in the Belfer Building), Cambridge

Please note that still and video cameras will be permitted to shoot during the first five minutes of the opening class, which is scheduled to begin immediately after this press conference.

Also on Wednesday, the mayors of New Orleans, Boston, Denver, and Tulsa, will discuss "When Global Crisis Demands Local Leadership." This forum is open to the public and will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

WHO:
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Vice President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial
President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Denver Mayor Wellington Webb

Tulsa Mayor Susan Savage

Moderator: David Gergen

WHAT:
"When Global Crisis Demands Local Leadership" Public Forum

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street, Cambridge
ARCO Forum

The training for new mayors has taken place every other year since 1973 under the auspices of Harvardís Institute of Politics and the U.S. 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 about 1,100 such cities in the country today.

For more information visit our website at www.usmayors.org.

Contact:
Andy Solomon (202) 861-6766
Lina Garcia (202) 861-6719

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