United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Issues Statement on Buddy Cianci

Jan 29, 2016, 09:32 ET from The U.S. Conference of Mayors

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran released the following statement regarding the death of former Mayor of Providence (RI) Buddy Cianci:

"Buddy Cianci was an original; I've known a lot of people and nobody was like Buddy.

"As Mayor, he was loyal and devoted to The United States Conference of Mayors.

"As Mayor, he believed in cities and he always strived to help people who needed it.

"He was smart about urban issues, and when he spoke in his flamboyant way about the new Providence he was building, mayors and staff listened and they learned.

"His place in the history of American mayors is there for us to look at and conclude that there is no question he changed his city from a wrong turn on the way to Boston to a Destination City -- Providence, Rhode Island.

"God Bless and God Rest the One and Only Buddy Cianci."

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