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Modern City

Our Mission

The African American Mayors Association’s Annual Conference is the largest convening of African American mayors in the country, bringing together America’s city executives of the most diverse communities and neighborhoods in the country. African American mayors are leading the country’s largest and smallest communities, impacting the everyday lives of more than 25 million Americans.


Mayors have handled complex crises since the onset of the pandemic, from public safety to natural disasters, African American mayors stand at the forefront of effecting change in countless communities. These challenges have revived debates regarding the importance of systemic change in local governments and better service delivery to citizens. The 2023 Annual Conference is an occasion to converse with decision-makers in the public sector and an opportunity to share successful strategies and new ideas. All in attendance, from mayors to corporate executives, can seize the opportunity to engage and connect with vital stakeholders in the equitable and inclusive growth of our cities.

The 2023 policy session tracks will offer a range of discussions vital to the changing needs of America’s communities and neighborhoods. The policy session tracks: Transportation & Infrastructure; Health, Housing, and Community Development; Public Safety & Policy Accountability; and Technology & Small Business, are everyday concerns to America’s mayors, and will guide our Annual Conference’s in-depth and change-making discussions. These conference tracks will unfold a more descriptive and refined approach to understanding changing community needs and how mayors can effectively lead the equitable and inclusive growth in local governments across the nation.

Join the African American Mayors Association, April 19th – 21st, 2023 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC for our ninth Annual Conference, “Our Mayors Our Cities: The Catalyst for Equitable and Inclusive Growth”. Our theme is expected to elevate dialogue that informs and empowers the future of leadership, change, and growth in cities across America.
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