Rawlings-Blake elected trustee of mayors' group
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has elected Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake one of 13 trustees of the organization.
The conference, which is concluding its annual meeting Monday in Baltimore, represents the 1,210 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more. As a trustee, Rawlings-Blake is part pf the conference’s executive committee, which helps determine the direction of the organization, her office says.
Conference CEO Tom Cochran called Rawlings-Blake “a tireless advocate for her city.”
“Her speedy rise to a Trustee position with the U.S. Conference of Mayors is unprecedented,” Cochran said in a statement released by Rawlings-Blake’s office. “She is smart, talented and energetic, and we are lucky to have her as a Trustee.”
Rawlings-Blake called the election “a great honor.”
“I am very humbled and proud to represent the people of Baltimore in this new position to help advocate for America's great cities,” she said.
Rawlings-Blake has served on the conference’s advisory board, which identifies and advocates in Washington for policies that benefit cities.