In Wake of Disasters, U.S. Mayors Reach Out To Mayors in Japan

Mar 21, 2011, 17:45 ET from The U.S. Conference of Mayors

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant uncertainty in Japan, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on Friday, March 18, 2011, sent a message to Tatsuro Yoshiyama, The Secretary General of the Japan Association of City Mayors – USCM's sister organization – to offer assistance to the Association and its members.


Please see the message sent from USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran below:

Dear Secretary General Yoshiyama:

Our hearts continue to go out to our friends of long standing, The Japanese Association of City Mayors staff in Tokyo, representing all the Mayors of Japan.

For over 25 years we have continued to support one another through sharing best practices and supporting each other through the challenges we all face in supporting our members and their staffs through difficult economic times and disasters.

The current earthquakes and after effects of the tsunami with the radiation fear due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the thousands injured, dead or missing has caused our Mayors to ask me to reach out and inquire more specifically what we can do for the Japanese Association of City Mayors as you do your best for your members during this tragic time in the history of Japanese people and Japanese cities.

Today, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) are all members of The Japanese Association of City Mayors!

 As the Secretary General in America I ask the Secretary General in Japan to let me know what we can do to help you, your staff, your members and your Organization during this critical time.

I look forward to hearing from you as we continue our very strong, deep and special long standing relationship of   our two great Mayor organizations of the world.

As ever,

Sincerely yours,

Tom Cochran

Secretary General

(CEO and Exec Director)

The United States Conference of Mayors

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