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US Conference of Mayors kicks off, Fort Worth’s Betsy Price to attend

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DALLAS (AP) — More than 200 U.S. mayors — including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price — are gathering in Dallas for a four-day conference.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors begins Friday. The mayors from cities large and small will discuss the economic health of the nation’s cities, transportation, education, housing, assistance to returning veterans and the minimum wage.

The conference will feature several guest speakers, including Maria Shriver speaking on women living near poverty.

A session on sports, race and politics in America will include retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sacramento Kings’ owner Vivek Ranadive and several mayors including Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA player and president of the conference.

The mayors will also vote on policy resolutions and send to Washington in hopes of shaping federal legislation.

 

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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