National - Ever wanted to get up close and personal with your mayor or those of other cities? Then consider joining the Mayors Business Council, organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
This advisory committee will enable entrepreneurs to meet with mayors from around the country at the council's annual conference, held in New Orleans this year in June. Members can also meet with senior staff, lobbyists and the executive director of the Conference of Mayors four times each year for policy briefings.
"This advisory council is a good idea for companies that sell lots of products to cities or that want to get more involved in policy or legislatively oriented activities," says Sharon Oxley, managing director of the council.
The cost to join is $10,000 annually; Oxley says the fee can also be paid by industry trade groups or associations. However, only members of the organizations would be eligible to attend the mayor meetings.
For more information on the Mayors Business Council, call Oxley at (202) 293-7330.
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