NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell boarded a plane to Washington, DC on Monday (January 16) to attend two important meetings.
The first is the 91st Winter Session of the US Conference of Mayors, January 17-19. The second is his 2023 Winter Meeting of Mayors Innovation Projects, which will take place January 20-21.
Cantrell said attending provides multiple mayor-to-mayor engagement opportunities, as well as working with federal officials to identify projects and programs that benefit residents. .
“Mayoral support and shared experience is a much-needed resource that federal officials can count on to understand what is happening on the ground in real time. meet to discuss and analyze ways to make cities fairer through infrastructure improvements, crime prevention, workforce development programs, mental health initiatives, and addressing the growing challenges of climate change. ,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
USCM President and Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez identified key priorities for discussion at the conference.
- mental health
- public security
- technology and innovation
- Functional realization of zero homelessness
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with President Joe Biden and his top staff. Cantrell joins Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego for a special session on Workforce Mental Health.
“The Mayor Innovation Project is a national learning network for mayors committed to shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and efficient democratic government,” said the City of New Orleans.
The agenda for the meeting was:
- Financing your city’s future
- Fair Solutions for Pedestrian Safety
- Building Bridges to Solidarity: Conscious Leadership in a Polarized Age
- Read under the microscope
During the project’s showcase, Cantrell participated in an interactive session on the city’s 79th plant, created in response to the temporary need for a backup natural gas generator following recent natural disasters. Focus on the $10,000 FEMA-Funded Emergency Generator Readiness Project.
Cantrell is scheduled to return on Sunday (January 22nd).
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