Peduto among 25 newly elected mayors to gather at Harvard

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — More than 25 newly elected mayors from across the country will meet at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics for a conference on leadership and the issues they face.

The 20th biennial seminar runs from Wednesday through Friday at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The mayors will participate in a variety of sessions led by academics, practitioners and current and former mayors. The seminar includes sessions on transitioning from the campaign to city hall, finance and administration, jobs and the economy, public safety, education and technology.

New mayors scheduled to participate include Kathy Sheehan of Albany, N.Y.; Esther Manheimer of Asheville, N.C.; Marty Walsh of Boston; John Ducey of Brick Township, N.J.; Bill Carpenter of Brockton, Mass.; Marni Sawicki of Cape Coral, Fla.; Patrick Cannon of Charlotte, N.C.; Richard Kos of Chicopee, Mass. Aja Brown of Compton, Calif.; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Mark Holland of Kansas City, Kan.; Howard Wiggs of Lakeland, Fla.; Philip Levine of Miami Beach, Fla.; Jerry Morales of Midland, Texas; Toni Harp of New Haven, Conn.; Harry Rilling of Norwalk, Conn.; Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Harry LaRosiliere of Plano, Texas; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; Rusty Paul of Sandy Springs, Ga.; Ed Murray of Seattle, Wash.; Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg, Fla; D. Michael Collins of Toledo, Ohio; Ron Bigelow of West Valley City, Utah; and John McNally of Youngstown, Ohio.

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