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Black mayors to visit Breckenridge

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” Thanks to some urging from former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, the National Conference of Black Mayors is heading to Breckenridge this week for a four-day leadership training session.

About 30 mayors will attend the meeting, which will include a luncheon tour of the historic Barney Ford House on Friday and sleigh rides that evening.

Conference leaders had selected Florida, where it has been traditionally held, as the site before Webb stepped in and pushed for a Colorado location.

According to, Florida and Colorado do not have their own Conference of Black Mayors, while 15 states do, although none of the states are west of Texas.

Participation is limited to mayors only. The training has been held annually for more than 15 years, and has four objectives:

– To provide mayors with a mechanism to exchange ideas and interface with experts on municipal administration;

– To improve mayors’ capability to analyze needs and resources in order to solve problems;

– To assist mayors in aligning resources and service delivery to achieve maximum community benefit; and

– To improve knowledge and skills in governmental processes and management.

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