The African American Mayors Association has a new leader. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was sworn in viturally this week, representing over 500 Black mayors nationwide.
Turner has been mayor of Houston since 2015, leading efforts to curb homelessness, police reform, address budget deficits and create jobs, per the release. He also heads the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan group of more than 470 mayors dedicated to combating climate change.
The AAMA launched in May 1, 2014 in Washington, DC, honoring the rich legacy of Black mayors including Maynard Jackson and Ambassador Andrew Young, both of Atlanta, and Johnny Ford of Tuskegee.
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