African American Mayors Association

African American Mayors Association The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is the only organization representing African-American mayors in the United States. AAMA exists to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens.

The newly launched African American Mayors Association (AAMA) was established to represent the over 500 African American mayors and their 48 million constituents across the United States.

The newly launched African American Mayors Association (AAMA) was established to represent the over 500 African American mayors and their 48 million constituents across the United States.

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Are you ready for season two of #OurMayorsPodcast? Tune in TOMORROW for S2.E1 “Reimagining Justice in America” w/ host A...
10/26/2021

Are you ready for season two of #OurMayorsPodcast? Tune in TOMORROW for S2.E1 “Reimagining Justice in America” w/ host Alaina Beverly, Asst. VP for Urban Affairs, University of Chicago ft. AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner & Donna Epps, Sr. VP of Public Policy and Strategic Alliances at Verizon. To listen, download, and rate, visit http://ow.ly/KHRU50GyKqm.

Are you ready for season two of #OurMayorsPodcast? Tune in TOMORROW for S2.E1 “Reimagining Justice in America” w/ host Alaina Beverly, Asst. VP for Urban Affairs, University of Chicago ft. AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner & Donna Epps, Sr. VP of Public Policy and Strategic Alliances at Verizon. To listen, download, and rate, visit http://ow.ly/KHRU50GyKqm.

"Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program strengthens communities throughout our nation by helping us recruit and ...
10/26/2021

"Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program strengthens communities throughout our nation by helping us recruit and retain talented Americans in critical public service jobs. Our cities and local governments need this program to work well so that we can usher in the next generation of talent and deploy them where the country needs them most."

AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Op-ed is now live via CNN Business. To read more, visit http://ow.ly/s93i50GysKN

"Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program strengthens communities throughout our nation by helping us recruit and retain talented Americans in critical public service jobs. Our cities and local governments need this program to work well so that we can usher in the next generation of talent and deploy them where the country needs them most."

AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Op-ed is now live via CNN Business. To read more, visit http://ow.ly/s93i50GysKN

Today, AAMA honors the life and legacy of one of America's greatest leaders, Colin L. Powell. Powell was a devoted publi...
10/18/2021

Today, AAMA honors the life and legacy of one of America's greatest leaders, Colin L. Powell. Powell was a devoted public servant whose presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loves ones 🕊️.

Today, AAMA honors the life and legacy of one of America's greatest leaders, Colin L. Powell. Powell was a devoted public servant whose presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loves ones 🕊️.

On Tuesday, October 26th, AAMA, in partnership with The Glenn College for Public Affairs at OSU, will host the third ses...
10/15/2021

On Tuesday, October 26th, AAMA, in partnership with The Glenn College for Public Affairs at OSU, will host the third session of this year's Mayor's Institute. The session will focus on the "Governance of Policing and Community Safety." Special guests will include Carter Stewart, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.

The discussion will be joined by Mayor McKinley L. Price (Newport News, VA), Immediate Past President of AAMA. During Mayor Price's leadership, AAMA adopted the Mayor's PEACE Pact in response to the social justice movement spurred by the killing of George Floyd.

Mayor Price will also be joined by Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard (Mount Vernon, NY). While widely known for her groundbreaking work in HIV/AIDS, public health, criminal justice, education, housing, and urban development, Mayor Patterson-Howard has developed strong relationships with government and cross-sector leaders on a local, state, and national level.

This will be a closed session for mayors and mayors' staff. If you cannot attend, please encourage your staff and policy team to register and tune in. To register, click here https://t.co/I5YA9wkZ0B?amp=1

On Tuesday, October 26th, AAMA, in partnership with The Glenn College for Public Affairs at OSU, will host the third session of this year's Mayor's Institute. The session will focus on the "Governance of Policing and Community Safety." Special guests will include Carter Stewart, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.

The discussion will be joined by Mayor McKinley L. Price (Newport News, VA), Immediate Past President of AAMA. During Mayor Price's leadership, AAMA adopted the Mayor's PEACE Pact in response to the social justice movement spurred by the killing of George Floyd.

Mayor Price will also be joined by Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard (Mount Vernon, NY). While widely known for her groundbreaking work in HIV/AIDS, public health, criminal justice, education, housing, and urban development, Mayor Patterson-Howard has developed strong relationships with government and cross-sector leaders on a local, state, and national level.

This will be a closed session for mayors and mayors' staff. If you cannot attend, please encourage your staff and policy team to register and tune in. To register, click here https://t.co/I5YA9wkZ0B?amp=1

Washington is in the midst of heated deliberations over a bipartisan infrastructure plan and the Build Back Better packa...
10/14/2021

Washington is in the midst of heated deliberations over a bipartisan infrastructure plan and the Build Back Better package. Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX), president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) and the Climate Mayors, issued the following above statement. To read the full statement, visit http://ow.ly/DLaP50GruNF.

Washington is in the midst of heated deliberations over a bipartisan infrastructure plan and the Build Back Better package. Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX), president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) and the Climate Mayors, issued the following above statement. To read the full statement, visit http://ow.ly/DLaP50GruNF.

Today, AAMA’s 2nd VP @mayorsph met with the @whitehouse to discuss ongoing efforts to address the migration in Del Rio, ...
09/24/2021

Today, AAMA’s 2nd VP @mayorsph met with the @whitehouse to discuss ongoing efforts to address the migration in Del Rio, Texas, and ongoing efforts to ensure that Haitian migrants are treated with dignity and respect!
#ourmayorslead

Today, AAMA’s 2nd VP @mayorsph met with the @whitehouse to discuss ongoing efforts to address the migration in Del Rio, Texas, and ongoing efforts to ensure that Haitian migrants are treated with dignity and respect!
#ourmayorslead

09/23/2021
Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the country, AAMA recognizes the importance of combatting voter suppression. Join us Thursday, September 23rd from 12-1:30 PM ET for "Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights" a virtual roundtable discussion.

Yesterday, Phyllis Dickerson, AAMA CEO, met with #RolandMartinUnfiltered to discuss the current Haitian migrant crisis a...
09/23/2021
Haitian migrant crisis update; Title 42 decoded; Voter ID hearing gets hot; Melvin Van Peebles dies

Yesterday, Phyllis Dickerson, AAMA CEO, met with #RolandMartinUnfiltered to discuss the current Haitian migrant crisis and how AAMA President, @SylvesterTurner along 500 Black mayors across the country are urging President Biden to speak out against the type of treatment the Haitian immigrants are being subjected to on the border.

Phyllis speaks: 25:30 - 28:40

To watch the full interview, visit http://ow.ly/qcTh50Gfh9g

9.22.21 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Haitian migrant crisis update; DHS allows some Haitian migrants to stay and places several border patrol officers on adminis...

AAMA President, Mayor @sylvesterturner along 500 Black mayors across the country are urging President Biden to speak out...
09/23/2021

AAMA President, Mayor @sylvesterturner along 500 Black mayors across the country are urging President Biden to speak out against the type of treatment the Haitian immigrants are being subjected to on the border. This is a humanitarian crisis. Our leaders must devote more resources to helping Haitian immigrants in this country, as well as Haitians in their own country. And we must ensure that our immigration authorities treat people with justice and basic humanity, not violence.
#ourmayorslead

AAMA President, Mayor @sylvesterturner along 500 Black mayors across the country are urging President Biden to speak out against the type of treatment the Haitian immigrants are being subjected to on the border. This is a humanitarian crisis. Our leaders must devote more resources to helping Haitian immigrants in this country, as well as Haitians in their own country. And we must ensure that our immigration authorities treat people with justice and basic humanity, not violence.
#ourmayorslead

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the...
09/20/2021

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the country, AAMA recognizes the importance of combatting voter suppression. Join us Thursday, September 23rd from 12-1:30 PM ET for "Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights" a virtual roundtable discussion. This event is moderated by Jamal Simmons, Political Analyst and Writer and features panelists:

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA
Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. , Augusta, GA
Leigh Chapman, Executive Director, Deliver My Vote
Stephanie Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote

With special remarks given by AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston, TX

To join the conversation, visit http://ow.ly/zyTV50Gdjh8

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the country, AAMA recognizes the importance of combatting voter suppression. Join us Thursday, September 23rd from 12-1:30 PM ET for "Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights" a virtual roundtable discussion. This event is moderated by Jamal Simmons, Political Analyst and Writer and features panelists:

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA
Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. , Augusta, GA
Leigh Chapman, Executive Director, Deliver My Vote
Stephanie Young, Executive Director, When We All Vote

With special remarks given by AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston, TX

To join the conversation, visit http://ow.ly/zyTV50Gdjh8

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the...
09/20/2021

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the country, AAMA recognizes the importance of combatting voter suppression. Join us Thursday, September 23rd from 12-1:30 PM ET for "Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights" a virtual roundtable discussion. This event will be moderated by @realjamalsimmons and ft. @mayorbroome , @hardiedavis1, @slynnyoung, and @lchapmanesq with special remarks given by AAMA President @sylvesterturner .

To join the conversation, visit the link🔗 in our bio!

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the...
09/14/2021

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the country, AAMA recognizes the importance of combatting voter suppression. While our mayors share a joint interest in performing their responsibilities to administer a free and fair election, it is abundantly clear that current legislation is yet another attempt at suppressing the vote of marginalized communities. Thus, AAMA presents "Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights" a virtual roundtable discussion moderated by journalist and political analyst, Jamal Simmons. Join us Thursday, September 23rd from 12-1 PM ET via AAMA's YouTube and Facebook Live.

Given the current national conversation and active legislation threatening voting rights in Black communities across the country, AAMA recognizes the importance of combatting voter suppression. While our mayors share a joint interest in performing their responsibilities to administer a free and fair election, it is abundantly clear that current legislation is yet another attempt at suppressing the vote of marginalized communities. Thus, AAMA presents "Using Our Voice: A Discussion on Voting Rights" a virtual roundtable discussion moderated by journalist and political analyst, Jamal Simmons. Join us Thursday, September 23rd from 12-1 PM ET via AAMA's YouTube and Facebook Live.

Join us for our second session "National Media Training Focused on Crisis Communication Strategies" Tuesday, September 1...
09/13/2021

Join us for our second session "National Media Training Focused on Crisis Communication Strategies" Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 12 pm ET – 1:00 pm ET hosted by Richard Fowler of the Richard Media Company. This session provides an interactive training that will largely discuss the current challenges mayors face and how mayors can communicate effectively in response to crises. Fowler will also cover how to handle difficult interview questions, think strategically about the big picture, anticipate what could go wrong before a crisis, and how to stay on message. Email Antonio Scott at [email protected] for information to enroll.

Join us for our second session "National Media Training Focused on Crisis Communication Strategies" Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 12 pm ET – 1:00 pm ET hosted by Richard Fowler of the Richard Media Company. This session provides an interactive training that will largely discuss the current challenges mayors face and how mayors can communicate effectively in response to crises. Fowler will also cover how to handle difficult interview questions, think strategically about the big picture, anticipate what could go wrong before a crisis, and how to stay on message. Email Antonio Scott at [email protected] for information to enroll.

Today, we remember. We honor those who sacrificed their lives and the loved ones lost on this day twenty years ago. #Sep...
09/11/2021

Today, we remember. We honor those who sacrificed their lives and the loved ones lost on this day twenty years ago.
#September11 #alwaysremember #20thanniversary

Today, we remember. We honor those who sacrificed their lives and the loved ones lost on this day twenty years ago.
#September11 #alwaysremember #20thanniversary

Today, the African American Mayors Association -- the exclusive organization representing the nation’s 500+ Black mayors...
09/09/2021

Today, the African American Mayors Association -- the exclusive organization representing the nation’s 500+ Black mayors -- announced that Phyllis Dickerson has been appointed as the new CEO.

“I am honored to serve the nation’s Black mayors. I’ve worked in government for decades, and I’ve seen firsthand how mayors can move communities forward. They are deeply in tune with the needs of their local communities and craft tailored policies that uplift their constituents. Black mayors in particular have the know-how to create equitable solutions to issues disproportionately affecting communities of color. As I look to the future, I am excited to help elevate the voices and ideas of this inspirational group of leaders.” - Phyllis Dickerson, AAMA CEO

To read more, visit http://ow.ly/KM4S50G79eh

Today, the African American Mayors Association -- the exclusive organization representing the nation’s 500+ Black mayors -- announced that Phyllis Dickerson has been appointed as the new CEO.

“I am honored to serve the nation’s Black mayors. I’ve worked in government for decades, and I’ve seen firsthand how mayors can move communities forward. They are deeply in tune with the needs of their local communities and craft tailored policies that uplift their constituents. Black mayors in particular have the know-how to create equitable solutions to issues disproportionately affecting communities of color. As I look to the future, I am excited to help elevate the voices and ideas of this inspirational group of leaders.” - Phyllis Dickerson, AAMA CEO

To read more, visit http://ow.ly/KM4S50G79eh

08/24/2021
Mayors Institute: Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Prosperity

AAMA will host a panel of mayors implementing programs, policies, or practices to strengthen their local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The conversation will largely discuss how economic inclusion is crucial to a well-functioning civic society. AAMA collaborates with the Kauffman Foundation and The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs for the 2021-2021 Institute. On the session scheduled for August 24, Kauffman Foundation’s Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Phillip Gaskin, will moderate and lead the discussion.

🗣️HAPPENING TODAY: The time has come for our 2021-2022 sessions of the Mayor's Institute for Racial and Economic Justice...
08/24/2021

🗣️HAPPENING TODAY: The time has come for our 2021-2022 sessions of the Mayor's Institute for Racial and Economic Justice Policy. Our first session "Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Prosperity: How Economic Inclusion Fuels a Functioning Civil Society", moderated by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Philip Gaskin and ft. Mayor Eugene W. Grant (Seat Pleasant, MD), will largely discuss how economic inclusion is crucial to a well-functioning civic society.

To join, visit http://ow.ly/EY8q50FXas1

🗣️HAPPENING TODAY: The time has come for our 2021-2022 sessions of the Mayor's Institute for Racial and Economic Justice Policy. Our first session "Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Prosperity: How Economic Inclusion Fuels a Functioning Civil Society", moderated by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Philip Gaskin and ft. Mayor Eugene W. Grant (Seat Pleasant, MD), will largely discuss how economic inclusion is crucial to a well-functioning civic society.

To join, visit http://ow.ly/EY8q50FXas1

AAMA is proud to partner with @SmartCityATL on building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st century cities. This two ...
08/10/2021

AAMA is proud to partner with @SmartCityATL on building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st century cities. This two day hybrid conference, taking place September 8-9, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the only U.S. edition of Barcelona’s prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress.

With cities set to receive significant funds for roads, bridges, transit, rail, electric vehicle charging stations, power grids, waste and water infrastructure, electric transit buses, traffic management, and broadband, join our Mayors and CEOs, CTOs, CDOs, CIOs, and NGOs on bridging the racial wealth and equity gap, future proofing our cities against physical and invisible threats, and addressing historic inequities.

To register, visit https://t.co/wgEbg4l8B0?amp=1
#ourmayorslead

AAMA is proud to partner with @SmartCityATL on building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st century cities. This two day hybrid conference, taking place September 8-9, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the only U.S. edition of Barcelona’s prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress.

With cities set to receive significant funds for roads, bridges, transit, rail, electric vehicle charging stations, power grids, waste and water infrastructure, electric transit buses, traffic management, and broadband, join our Mayors and CEOs, CTOs, CDOs, CIOs, and NGOs on bridging the racial wealth and equity gap, future proofing our cities against physical and invisible threats, and addressing historic inequities.

To register, visit https://t.co/wgEbg4l8B0?amp=1
#ourmayorslead

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#NOBLE, Everytown for Gun Safety, and the African American Mayors Association, hosted a collaborative webinar titled, “Building A United Front to Prevent Gun Violence: The Role of Community Violence Intervention in Supporting Public Safety,” on Nov. 10. The groups take an all-hands-on-deck approach to public safety that combines traditional policing with community violence intervention to address gun violence. NOBLE President, Captain Frederick Thomas, was one of four law enforcement experts to participate. Click here to replay the webinar: https://bit.ly/3qN0mya #justicebyaction
Today. I was honored to be in Washington DC at the The White House for the historic signing of the infrastructure bill by President Joe Biden along with other Mayors from around the country. It is great to see fellow United States Conference of Mayors and African American Mayors Association members in attendance. With today’s signing, cities across our country will benefit with enhancements for our roads, bridges, high speed internet, and much more. I appreciate the President’s administration, Sec. Pete Buttigieg, and our Congressional members for their advocacy and support in passing this historic infrastructure bill. Congratulations to my friend, former #NewOrleans Mayor, and former United States Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu on being chosen to oversee the implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act will bring $9 billion to Missouri to help us repair our roads, expand broadband internet, fix our water systems, and improve public transit - all while creating good union jobs for our state’s working families. It was great celebrating this historic moment at The White House today my fellow elected leaders, including the African American Mayors Association!
Today. I am honored to be in Washington DC at The White House for the historic signing of the infrastructure bill by President Joe Biden along with other Mayors from around the country. To view today’s signing, please visit: https://youtu.be/c7L6AnJKK9I African American Mayors Association
The U.S. is facing an epidemic in gun violence. #NOBLE lives its #JusticeByAction ethos through collaboration with community stakeholders by opening the dialogue on prevention and intervention at the local level. Join us today at the 1 pm ET Roundtable discussion https://bit.ly/3C83Pt0 Everytown for Gun Safety African American Mayors Association
Have you heard 'Reality Check 10.26.21 - Mayor Larry Wallace' by WURD Radio on SoundCloud? This is a African American Mayors Association and WURD Radio collaboration. Discussion covered my advocacy for health & wellness, supporting the LGTBQ+ community, and the ma*****na legalization movement.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been advocating for her community to get their flu shots! Watch her full message below. To get your flu shot, visit your local doctor's office, pharmacy, or health clinic! National Hispanic Medical Association | African American Mayors Association
I am honored to take part in a powerful conversation with fellow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers discussing various topics which fellow African American Mayors are facing across the country. African American Mayors Association
Join us now for the Press Conference at the National Non Partisan Conversation on Voter Rights! 📺 https://livestream.com/accounts/671893/events/9899403/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfoAndActivity=true&defaultDrawer&autoPlay=true&mute=false&t=1634915637366&fbclid=IwAR35WfEmKf3IkK1CKJ8taPrlRhN_2dXcDH46SrY0Ad-5s0AX66jeUc7BAVI Michael B. Hancock, City and County of Denver Government, African American Mayors Association, The National Urban League, NAACP Denver Branch.
Coming up in a few minutes is our panel discussion, "The Voter Experience: Leveraging City Infrastructure featuring Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr., Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Amber McReynolds (National Vote at Home Institute) and Tonya Rice of Amazon.com. #NNCVRDenver🗳 Tune in to the livestream here: https://livestream.com/accounts/671893/events/9899403/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfoAndActivity=true&defaultDrawer=&autoPlay=true&mute=false&t=1634915637366 City and County of Denver Government, African American Mayors Association, The National Urban League, NAACP Denver Branch, Senator Amy Klobuchar, United States Conference of Mayors
Both Build Back Better and Infrastructure are integral to this nation’s recovery and economic future. Investments in our environment, housing, healthcare, and our people are all on the line here, and we as a country cannot afford to let this generational opportunity escape us. The time is now. Our leaders in Washington must get both bills passed in short order so that our country can continue on its path of reversing the effects of climate change, systemic racial injustice, and the decades of neglect for our crumbling roads and bridges. African American Mayors Association, The White House
I joined the African American Mayors Association to discuss voting rights and how we can ALL lean in to protect our right to the ballot box🗳 Voter turnout and accessible elections are the foundation of our democracy. Let’s work together to keep it strong. Watch the panel over at 🔗African American Mayors Association