Mesa Mayor Scott Smith Inaugurated as President of United States Conference of Mayors

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith was inaugurated as the 71st President of the US Conference of Mayors on Monday, June 24 at the annual USCM conference.

USCM President Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter appointed Smith as the newly elected President at the 81st Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas.

During the gathering of more than 200 mayors, city leaders met to discuss a broad range of policy issues impacting America's cities, including the immigration, school safety, municipal bonds, energy efficiency, infrastructure investment, housing and the economic health of America's cities.

As Conference President, Mayor Smith will set the organization's agenda, appoint committees and task force chairs and serve as the USCM national spokesperson for the June 2013-June 2014 term.

What are some of the biggest issues facing America's cities right now?
Right now, jobs, the economy and financial stability continue to be a huge challenge for America's cities.

What are your main goals you hope to accomplish as President of USCM?
My main goal is to see that the unique view that cities and towns have on important issues is heard.

What are you looking forward to most during your term as President of USCM?
I look forward to being able to represent Arizona and have a voice with national leaders on issues that affect all of the residents in Arizona's cities and towns.

How will your appointment as USCM President benefit the state of Arizona?
Arizona has a unique perspective on many issues, whether it is immigration, air quality and the Environmental Protection Agency or energy. I hope that I can adequately convey our insight and position on these and other important issues.

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