Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik appointed the Vice Chair to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Women Mayors Leadership Alliance
Mayor Lydia Mihalik (Findlay, Ohio) has been appointed the Vice Chair to the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Women Mayors Leadership Alliance (Alliance).
Mayor Mihalik stated, “It is an honor to have been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Women’s Alliance. This group has had very strong and dedicated leadership in the past. I look forward to continuing that tradition this year and am grateful for the opportunity to synergize with my peers to advance women into leadership within the conference. I also believe the Women’s Alliance should play a large role in facilitating an inclusive and equitable environment as we discuss the importance of elected women leaders in our nation’s cities.”
The appointment came during the USCM Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, where more than 250 mayors gathered to engage with Administration officials, Congressional members and business leaders to ensure the economic health of America’s cities.
The Women Mayors Leadership Alliance (former Women Mayors’ Caucus) was convened in 1983 by Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Mayor of San Francisco. The purpose of the Alliance is both to encourage and develop involvement and leadership potential for women mayors within the USCM. The Alliance seeks to discuss substantive issues of importance to cities and forward appropriate policy recommendations to the USCM. The Alliance also provides an excellent opportunity for networking and forum for an exchange of ideas on issues important to women. The Alliance is committed to increasing the leadership numbers of the women who serve as mayors.
Mayor Mihalik also serves as Chair of the USCM Standing Committee on Children, Health and Human Services as well as a member of the USCM Advisory Board since 2017. Mayor Mihalik also serves as a Board Member with the Ohio Mayors Alliance, a similar group of Ohio Mayors representing the 30 largest cities in Ohio working through the Federal, State and Local level to create positive policies for the betterment of Ohio Municipalities.
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