Monday, January 4, 2010

Mayor Kautz to assume USCM presidency
Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth B. Kautz will be inaugurated tomorrow as the 68th President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a special inaugural ceremony at the Performing Arts Center in Burnsville.

Mayor Kautz, outgoing USCM Vice President, will serve the balance of former President Greg Nickel’s presidential term through June 2010 before serving a full term of her own as President of the organization until June 2011. She is assuming office now because Nickels was defeated for his re-election bid as Mayor of Seattle last fall.

Mayor Kautz was first elected as Mayor of Burnsville in 1994 and has been re-elected five times since. Her USCM presidential initiative will involve advancing economic development strategies for cities and regions throughout the nation, based on a successful local model utilizing cross-sector partnerships.