Top U.S. Leaders to Convene in Atlanta for 10th Annual African American Mayors Association Conference, “10 Years of Striving Forward: Our Moment Our Mission”

Published on March 27, 2024

Celebrating the organization’s 10th anniversary, member mayors to discuss breaking barriers and the future of our cities 

March 27, 2024 (ATLANTA, GA) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) will convene in Atlanta, Georgia April 24th – 27th, 2024 for their 10th Annual Conference, where mayors will discuss, promote, and elevate actions that empower the future of forward-thinking leadership, growth, and development in cities across America. The annual conference is the largest convening of African American mayors in the country, bringing together America’s city executives of the most diverse communities and neighborhoods. African American mayors are leading the country’s largest and smallest communities, impacting the everyday lives of more than 25 million Americans.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
  • Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes
  • Founder & CEO of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CEO of The Shark Group Daymond John
  • AAMA President & Mount Vernon, NY Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard
  • Atlanta, GA Mayor Andre Dickens
  • New York, NY Mayor Eric Adams
  • Chicago, IL Mayor Brandon Johnson
  • Baltimore, MD Mayor Brandon Scott
  • Montgomery, AL Mayor Steven Reed
  • Baton Rouge, LA Mayor Sharon Weston Broome
  • Los Angeles, CA Mayor Karen Bass
  • Cleveland, OH Mayor Justin Bibb
  • Greenville, MS Mayor Errick Simmons
  • Tempe, AZ Mayor Corey Woods
  • Miramar, FL Mayor Wayne Messam

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

The 2024 policy session tracks will offer a range of discussions vital to the strategic development of America’s communities and neighborhoods. The policy session tracks: (1) Broadband & Infrastructure, (2) Technology & Innovation, (3) Health & Education, (4) Economic Development, and (5) Sustainability & Climate Change, represent the most pressing concerns to America’s mayors, and will guide the Annual Conference’s in-depth discussions and workshops. These conference tracks will encourage an engaged and collaborative approach to understanding this moment in our nation’s history and grappling with the mission to enhance its future.

Members of the media are required to register for credentials prior to the conference. Onsite press credentials and interview requests with select mayors, panelists, and organizations may be available upon request.