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Mayor Toni Harp (New Haven, CT)

Mayor Toni Harp was installed as the 2nd Vice President of AAMA during this year’s annual conference. She was elected in 2013 as the first woman and second African American Mayor of New Haven, CT. After earning a Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Architecture, Mayor Harp began her public service in an elected office […]

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The newly launched African American Mayors Association (AAMA) was established to represent over 500 African American mayors and their 48 million constituents across the United States.

We are a premiere organization representing black elected officials, and we focus on empowering our mayors in their communities and elevating their voice on a national stage.

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Standing On His Shoulders: The Legacy Of Mayor Carl B. Stokes

(To read this post on Medium.com Click Here) The election of President Barack Obama, not even a decade ago, has already been marked down in American history as a major step in the long march for civil rights. Of course, it is clear from the continuing work of advocates and activists today that it was […]


AAMA was first hand when First Lady Michelle Obama hosted 51 black female dancers to celebrate Black History Month at the White House on February 8th.  The students participated in a day filled with classes before performing in front of family and friends with iconic leaders in dance, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Judith Jamison, Debbie Allen, the […]

Support President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration: Join the Amicus Brief

Recently, President Obama took historic executive actions on immigration. While many of you have already taken action to support these measures, we encourage all Mayors to unite forces by signing on to the cities and counties amicus brief being filed to the Supreme Court. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Birmingham Mayor William Bell both serve as co-leaders […]

AAMA Responds to State of Emergency in Flint, Michigan

Washington, D.C. (January 26, 2016) — The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is deeply concerned about the ongoing water emergency in Flint, Michigan. Flint, a majority African-American city, has richly contributed to our nation’s success as the birthplace of General Motors, and as a galvanizing moment in furthering worker rights. President Obama has declared a […]

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