About the Mayor
March 8, 2010
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa appeared February 17 on the ABC daytime drama --All My Children.” The mayor, playing himself, met Susan Lucci's character, Erica Kane, at a hot spot. Villaraigosa filmed the scene last month to welcome the show, which moved production from New York City to Los Angeles.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett wins re-election with 58 percent of the vote, sealing a third term as mayor of Oklahoma City. He will serve another four years. "I am grateful and thrilled for the opportunity to serve four more years," Cornett said. "I want to thank the voters of this wonderful city." This year, the 78th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will take place in Oklahoma City June 11-15.
Cornett also is featured in the March 2010 edition of Fitness Magazine as a “Mayor on a Mission” highlighting on his much talked about anti-obesity initiative, “This City is Going On A Diet.” Cornett was recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama during the Conference’s Winter Meeting for his work to help his citizens‚ become healthier through weight loss and better eating habits.
Charleston Mayor Riley to Give Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture
Conference of Mayors Past President Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will give the 23rd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on April 12 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Riley follows other past lecturers who included Wynton Marsalis, William Satfire, Ken Burns, Robert Redford, David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin. The Nancy Hanks Lecture is named for Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts and chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who devoted 15 years of her professional life to bringing the arts to prominent national consciousness. Tickets to the lecture are limited and can be obtained by contacting Americans for the Arts at: americansforthearts.org/events/2010/aad/nhl2010.asp.