(June 25, 2007) - At the 75th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Los Angeles this weekend, Mayor Mick Cornett was elected as one of the organization's 13 trustees, the highest governing board in the organization.
"I am honored to be given this responsibility and to represent Oklahoma City at this level," said Mayor Cornett. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors has been one of this nation's most important political organizations since its founding 75 years ago, and I am grateful for the opportunity this new position gives me to continue to represent Oklahoma City to the highest levels of our federal government."
Mayor Cornett previously served on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Cornett also currently serves as President of RMLO (Republican Mayors and Local Officials). In that capacity, he hosted events at U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities meetings featuring speakers like former New York Governor George Pataki, former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and former Virginia Governor James Gilmore. Mayor Cornett also serves the U.S. Conference of Mayors as Chairman of the Urban Economic Policy Committee, a position that led him to testify to Congress on several occasions, most recently in April.
Mayor Cornett was elected Sunday, June 24 as a trustee by the U.S. Conference of Mayors Nominating Committee.