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Mayor Invited to Join the National Session of Mayors’ Institute on City Design

Post Date:08/05/2019 8:13 AM

City of Rochester Mayor Kim Norton has been invited to be a part of the 73rd Annual National Session of the Mayors’ Institute of City Design (MICD).  The Institute will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 4-6, 2019.  All expenses to participate in the Institute are covered by MICD.

MICD is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Since 1986, the Mayors’ Institute has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. At this unique session, eight mayors will receive pragmatic recommendations on urban planning and design challenges from eight of the nation's renowned design and development experts. 

Mayor Kim Norton shares, “I am honored to be one of eight mayors selected to participate in MICD.  As I shared during my inaugural address, I’m focused on four key areas; good government and community engagement, development, sustainability, and building safe, welcoming and inclusive neighborhoods and a strong, healthy community.  I look forward to engaging with the MICD team on how we can continue to incorporate these concepts in our community’s design.”

MICD was founded in 1986 by former Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., with over 1,100 mayors having participated in the program, including eight governors, six members of the United States Congress, and the majority of the United States Conference of Mayors’ Executive Committee.