Mayor Alvin Brown was elected the first-ever African-American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida in 2011. During his tenure, Mayor Brown has focused on promoting economic opportunity, attracting companies such as Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen, and revitalizing the city’s urban core through a Downtown Investment Authority. In addition, Mayor Brown has been a committed and dynamic founding […]
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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.
Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2016)- African American Mayors Association (AAMA) President Steve Benjamin co-authored the Op-Ed with Gregory A. Thomas entitled, ICMYI: Congress Must Pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015. which was distributed to members of Congress. To read the full text of the Op-Ed, please click here.
Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2016) – African American Mayors Association (AAMA) President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address: “AAMA congratulates President Obama on a dynamic final State of the Union address. We are excited that President Obama’s highlighted many issues […]
Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2016) – African American Mayors Association (AAMA) President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) and Columbia, South Carolina Chief of Police W.H. “Skip” Holbrook today became lead signatories of AAMA’s letter to Congress in support of the bipartisan Sentencing and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123). As noted in the AAMA letter […]
Mayors and Law Enforcement Officers, please sign here to sign your name to the below letter to encourage Congress to pass criminal justice reform legislation: http://goo.gl/forms/MTsnBWKG6k AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYORS ASSOCIATION AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS URGE CONGRESS TO ACT SWIFTLY IN PASSING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM LEGISLATION Dear Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. […]