WASHINGTON and MILAN, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A delegation of United States Mayors will meet with a delegation of Italian mayors, under the leadership of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), in the USA Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015 this coming Saturday, July 18. Mayors will discuss their role in helping to shape a healthy and sustainable local food environment, as well as successes and challenges in their respective cities. The two organizations will also sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Turin Italy, at the invitation of Mayor Piero Fassino, President of National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI).
"I am pleased to bring the leadership of The United States Conference of Mayors to EXPO Milan as the nations of our world comes together to discuss food policy and best practices to meet the needs of overwhelming majority of people now living in the cities of the world. In the USA, Mayors of the United States Conference of Mayors are leading the way for a national conversation and a healthy food policy for all Americans. In Milan, we will at our Forum in the USA Pavilion share best practices between Mayors in Italy and the USA and leave with takeaways as we continue to meet the food challenges in each of our cities," stated Tom Cochran, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors.
At 4:00 pm (CET) on Saturday, the mayors will participate in that day's edition of the "Terrace Talk" series, sponsored by the USA Pavilion and taking place on the Pavilion's Rooftop Terrace. The Terrace Talk will be followed by a 30-minute media availability with the U.S. and Italian mayors at approximately 5:00 pm (CET).
United States Mayors
Mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma & Vice President, USCM
Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina & Trustee, USCM
Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky & Trustee, USCM
Mayor of West Sacramento, California & Member, USCM Advisory Board
Mayor of Dayton, Ohio & Member, USCM Advisory Board
CEO & Executive Director, USCM
Mayor of Turin and President, National Association of Italian Municipalities
Mayor of Monza
Mayor of Cosenza
Mayor of Pavia
Mayor of Pisa
Mayor of Asti
Secretary General, ANCI
WHAT: Terrace Talk (USA Pavilion Rooftop Terrace) and Press Availability on Urban Food Policy and Infrastructure
WHERE: USA Pavilion, Expo Milano 2015
WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 2015
4:00pm – 5:30pm Central European Time (10:00am-11:30 am EDT)
This Mayoral Policy Food Forum comes at the end of an extensive exchange between USCM and ANCI, the National Association of Italian Municipalities, in which the two organizations will have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
The MOU establishes a cross-cultural exchange between local municipalities in the United States and Italy to explore and share best practices on such important topics as urban transportation processes that enable city economic and social revival; culture and tourism, the environment, and innovation; technological innovation; urban mobility; innovations in food policy and food infrastructure; and other ways of achieving healthier cities and healthier citizens in both the United States and Italy.
Each member of the U.S. delegation serves on the leadership of The United States Conference of Mayors, which is the official nonpartisan organization in the United States of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,400 such cities in the United States today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Find us online at www.usmayors.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.
SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors