FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 2, 2013
Contact: Jeff Reading, Office of the Mayor-elect
(206) 684-3952, Jeff.Reading@Seattle.gov
Murray to attend Harvard conference for newly-elected mayors
SEATTLE – Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray will join over twenty other incoming mayors from large cities across the country at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP) this week for a three-day seminar on leadership and policy briefings on the issues they will face upon taking office.
“I’m looking forward to visiting the Kennedy School at Harvard to hear from experts and from those who have some experience in the mayor’s seat,” said Murray. “I’m also looking forward to meeting and establishing relationships with my fellow mayors-elect who will soon take the mayor’s seat for the first time. It should be a very useful, productive experience.”
“We gladly welcome again the newly elected U.S. mayors to Harvard,” said Trey Grayson, Institute of Politics Director. “Our seminar focuses on providing a critical opportunity for new city leaders to engage with and learn from top academics, policy experts and political practitioners on the urgent issues and complex challenges of governing today.”
The 20th biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayors, co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will run from Wednesday, December 4 through Friday, December 6 at the IOP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The newly elected U.S. mayors will participate in a variety of sessions led by academics, practitioners, and current and former mayors. Focusing on training for new city leaders, topics include transitioning from the campaign to City Hall, finance and administration, jobs and the economy, public safety, education and technology.