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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AMERICAN CONFEDERATION OF MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATIONS

WHEREAS, The United States Conference of Mayors has a long history of cooperation with Argentina, having in the late 1980's laid the groundwork for the first mayors organization in that nation under the leadership of late Conference President Art Holland, Mayor of Trenton; and

WHEREAS, Argentine-U.S. Mayors cooperation has continued to the present day, marked by several Mayoral exchanges and presentations at the Conference of Mayors International Affairs Committee, including the San Francisco Annual Meeting in 1997 and the Winter Meeting in 1999; and

WHEREAS, the newly-formed Federation of Argentine Mayors (F.A.M.) and The U. S. Conference of Mayors, along with nine other nations, signed an accord in April 1999 to organize the American Confederation of Municipal Associations, which is charged with creating and strengthening municipal organizations throughout the nations of the Americas; and

WHEREAS, the strengthening of municipal organizations contributes directly to economic development, democracy-building, and effective local leadership, and

WHEREAS, the Conference of Mayors’ Lilia M. Reyes Center for Hispanic Initiatives, formed in honor and memory of Lilia M. Reyes, a beloved employee of the Conference of Mayors, who assisted in the formation of the Argentine association, has been charged with assisting cities of the Americas in their social and economic development,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The U. S. Conference of Mayors commits itself to work closely with the Federation of Argentine Mayors and with mayors throughout the Americas to develop and strengthen this new American Confederation of Municipal Associations.

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