ORLANDO (CBS13) – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was elected U.S. Conference of Mayors Second Vice President at their 80th annual meeting held in Orlando.

Mayor Johnson is now in line to assume the position of USCM president in 2014. He is the first Sacramento mayor to be elected to the Second Vice President position, and will be the first Sacramento mayor to serve as President.

“It’s an absolute honor be elected as the Second Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors,” said Johnson. “To represent Sacramento at the highest level is a privilege, and I look forward to working with mayors from around the country to shape the issues and address the problems that most affect our cities.”

As Second Vice President, Mayor Johnson will serve under newly inaugurated USCM President and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. In his position, he will be a leading voice at the national level and will give Sacramento a direct connection at the federal level on critical issues such as education, job creation, and infrastructure.

For more information, visit the US Conference of Mayors website.


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