Fremont Mayor Lily Mei was appointed to serve on the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Advisory Board as a board member at its 87th Annual Meeting. The session took place from June 28 through July 1 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The USCM Advisory Board works with the Executive Committee to develop and guide programs that give cities a voice in the development of national urban policy. Through the Conference of Mayors, cities are invited to share their best practices on how they tackled challenges in a variety of issue areas, such as housing, transportation, and education, among others.
“The U.S. Conference of Mayors provides a powerful voice for mayors across the country to address civic challenges and highlight innovative solutions we implement,” said Mayor Lily Mei. “I am excited to continue learning from other mayors and advocate for national policies that benefit Fremont.”
The current USCM Executive Committee includes President Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan; Vice President Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky; Second Vice President Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, Ohio; and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.
In April, Mayor Mei was also elected president for Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) within the National League of Cities.
As president for APAMO, Mayor Mei plays a key role in understanding and solving the unique challenges that face the Asian Pacific American community. Her responsibilities include facilitating discussions around policy issues and sharing her experiences in government with other Asian Pacific Americans members and local officials. Mayor Mei was elected on April 9 at the 2019 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.