Mayor Colvin Meets with U.S. Conference of Mayors President
(Fayetteville, N.C.) — Mayor Mitch Colvin met today with the President of the United States Conference of Mayors, Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin from Columbia, S.C. During his visit, they discussed Opportunity Zones, federal infrastructure resources and baseball. Mayor Colvin showed off Segra Stadium, the City’s new $40 million Advanced Class A baseball stadium, which is home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a Houston Astros affiliated team.
“Discussing these topics with a fellow mayor, especially with the high esteem of Mayor Benjamin, and having great dialogue with him and other mayors across the country is pertinent to my role as Fayetteville Mayor,” Colvin said. “By looking at the way Mayor Benjamin and other mayors approach projects and issues, I’m able to better prepare and have more knowledge about practices we can implement and use here in Fayetteville.”
The United States Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,408 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. The primary roles of the Conference are to promote the development of an effective national city and metro area focused policy, strengthen federal-city relationships, ensure that federal policy meets urban needs, provide mayors with leadership and management tools that allow them to do their jobs better and make them more effective as leaders and create a forum in which mayors can share ideas, information and best practices.