U.S. Mayors Convene at Harvard Kennedy School, Discuss Mayoral Issues, Economy

November 20, 2009
by Lindsay Hodges Anderson

A group consisting of nearly 20 incoming mayors from large cites across the country spent time this week at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP) for a three-day seminar on leadership and the issues they will face.

The 18th biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayors, co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, included a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum panel discussion. “American Cities at a Crossroads” was moderated by IOP Director Bill Purcell (former mayor of Nashville, TN, 1999-2007) and featured three panelists: Elizabeth Kautz, Burnsville, MN, mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors vice president; Seattle, WA, mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors president Greg Nickels; and Philadelphia, PA, mayor Michael Nutter.

The participants spoke on a variety of topics, including the economy, unemployment end environmental issues.

Watch the entire Forum event online by using the links to the right.

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