Memphis Mayor Organizes Summit of Black Mayors for Collaboration

Memphis – known as a city of innovators and change-makers. Unwilling to accept the status quo or keep things as they are that need to be changed, Memphians bring their soul to work every day, seeking solutions through collaboration, innovation, and meaningful conversations.

New Mayor Paul Young has done just that, creating the new Black Mayors’ Coalition. Working together with 21 mayors from 11 different states to discuss challenges, opportunities, and tactics, the coalition is focused on solutions that both reduce crime and engage with the community in meaningful ways.

Partners in the coalition include big-city mayors – from NYC (Mayor Adams) Chicago (Mayor Johnson) and Los Angeles (Mayor Bass), as well as neighboring cities, such as Jackson, MS (Mayor Lumumba), and St. Louis, MO (Mayor Jones). Mayor Young organized a two-day in-person summit with the mayors in late March, which took place right here in Memphis. This strategy of collaboration and bringing together these leaders to work together to share ideas, imitate successes, and address challenges is getting deserved attention on the national scale as well as locally.

Learn more about the Mayor’s innovation in this area via the links and information below:

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