African American Mayors Association Extends Prayers and Support to City of Baltimore

Published on March 26, 2024

March 24, 2024 (Washington, DC) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) extends its  heartfelt prayers and support to the city of Baltimore and those impacted by the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday morning. The 47-year old bridge stretches 1.6 miles and is a key thoroughfare for millions of travelers and commuters. As the news continues to unfold, AAMA stands with Maryland Governor Wes Moore, AAMA Board Member and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, federal, state and local officials as they conduct a full investigation into the tragedy.

“We are devastated by the news in Baltimore this morning and are extending our full support to AAMA Board Member and Baltimore Mayor Scott at this time,” said AAMA President and Mount Vernon, NY Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. “I want to thank the emergency response teams in Baltimore for their incredibly brave work this morning and we are praying for the victims and their families of this horrific incident. Our cities are on the frontlines of our nation’s infrastructure and unfortunately this is a critical reminder that we must be vigilant in making sure that our cities have everything that they need to keep our citizens safe and secure.”