PRESIDENT BOARD MEMBERS Honorable Ron Davis Mayor, Honorable David Pierre Prichard, Alabama, USA Haiti Honorable Joseph Framseau OFFICERS THE WORLD CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, INC Haiti Congressman Ramon Jimenez Lopez 1st VICE PRESIDENT, YOUTH Honorable Eugene Grant (United Nations of Cities) Mexico Honorable Charles Ringuet Mayor, Seat Pleasant, Maryland, www.worldconferenceofmayors.org French Guyana ww USA Honorable Jean Piere Théodore Raumillac 2ND VICE PRESIDENT, Tuskegee, AL 36083, USA French Guyana TOURISM Honorable Mamadou Montaque Gueye Honorable James Walls Office: (334) 727-4035 & (334) 724-9200 • Fax: (334) 727-6319 Ministry-Counselor Mayor, District Height, Maryland, PRESS RELEASE WCM Website: www.worldconferenceofmayors.org Embassy of the Republic of Senegal USA Washington, D.C., USA VICE PRESIDENT, TRUST FORD TO HOST BROADBAND/CENSUS SUMMIT IN TUSKEGEE, AUGUST Honorable Charles A. Sinclair Honorable Raymond Occolier 14-15, 2009. Mayor, Montego Bay, Jamaica Mayor, Vauclin, Martinique Honorable Obed Malaba VICE PRESIDENT, TRADE Mayor, Durban, South Africa Honorable George Darden Honorable Maurice Brown Mayor, Spring Valley, New York, The Honorable Johnny Ford, Founder/Secretary General of the World Conference of Mayor, White Castle, Louisiana, USA USA Mayors, Inc. will be hosting a Broadband/Census Summit on August 14-15, 2009, on Honorable Jack Sims VICE PRESIDENT, Commissioner, District Height, Maryland, USA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER the campus of Historic Tuskegee University at the beautiful Kellogg Center. Ford Honorable Mathias H. Gbedan Honorable Fred Esco Mayou, Seme-Podji, Benin Mayor, Canton, Mississippi, USA will be joining forces with the Honorable Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the VICE PRESIDENT, TRAINING Honorable Jean Frantz Theodat National Black Chamber of Commerce to inform local leaders on ways to overcome ADMINISTRATION Mayor, Tabarre, Haiti the “Digital Divide” and bring necessary funding and Broadband technology to the Ms. Vanessa R. Williams VICE PRESIDENT, TWIN CITIES Honorable Jenny Dulis communities of Alabama. Ford went on to say, “The economic conditions of today Executive Director/Registered Agent The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM) Mayor, Mourne Rouge, Martinique are unique, because as you know, there is $7.2 billion dollars available in stimulus And The National Conference of Black Mayors VICE PRESIDENT, WOMEN (NCBM) Honorable Sabrina Paul Mowlah- monies. We as leaders will be focusing on how we can bring our fair share to Atlanta, Georgia, USA Baksh Honorable Joseph “Billy” Louis Special Advisor to the Alabama to make greener, safer, and smarter communities”. Caribbean Coordinator Mayor/Council, Miami Florida, USA Penal/Debe Regional Corporation, Honorable Attorney Fred Gray Penal, Trinidad & Tobago The Summit will also focus on the 2010 Census. Darryl A. Lee, Senior Partnership General Counsel VICE PRESIDENT, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA TREASURY AND TREASURER Specialist, for the U.S. Department of Commerce will be the keynote speaker for the Honorable Johnnie Harrison Honorable John McGowan Census Program, and will point out how important the 2010 count will be to local The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. Mayor, Union Springs, Alabama, Headquarters Director USA communities. Ford went on to state, “ It is our goal to make sure that every eligible Tuskegee, Alabama, USA VICE PRESIDENT Honorable George Grace citizen is counted within Alabama.” Mr. John Ford Assistant to the Founder Past President, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. Ford went on to say, “We have also have invited Michael Blake, Deputy Associate CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE Mayor, St. Gabriel, Louisiana, USA VICE PRESIDENT Directors of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Ms. Kathy Honorable Jim Montgomery Honorable Heather Hudson Johnson, Head of the State of Alabama’s Broadband Initiative, to also speak for this Chairman President, Aniston, Alabama, USA National Conference of Black important Conference. The WCM has invited public officials from cities, counties, Mayors, Inc. PAST PRESIDENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE Greenville, Mississippi, USA as well as representatives of organizations, churches, and citizens in general who are VICE PRESIDENT interested in applying for US governmental Broad funding, as well as funding from Hon. Ndiawar Toure, President, 2006-2007 Honorable Samba Faal Hon. Murchinson Brown, Chairman, 2004-2006 Past President, WCM, Inc. the US Census Bureau to assist communities in obtaining a complete count.” Mayor Port of Spain, Trinidad/Tobago Union des Villes Africannes (UVA) Hon. Edward Daniel, USA, 2003-2004 Representative and Mayor, Banjul, Hon. Samba Faal, The Gambia, Africa, ‘2001-2003 The Gambia The WCM is pleased to join with the State of Alabama, the National Black Chamber Hon. Gary Loster, USA, 2000-2001 VICE PRESIDENT Hon. Paul Mba Abessole, Gabon, Africa, 1999-2003 Honorable Paul Antione Bien- of Commerce, and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as our Corporate Sponsors in Hon. Francis Bertrand, Trinidad, Tobago, 1997-1999 Aime Hon. David Humes (Deceased), USA, 1996-1997 Immediate Past President, WCM, order to make this Conference a success. The tentative schedule of the Conference is Hon. Marie Atkins, Jamaica, 1994-1996 Inc. as follows and attached. Hon. Mamadou Diop, Senegal, Africa, 1992-1994 Minister of Local Government Hon. Thomas Barnes, USA, 1991-1992 Port au Prince, Haiti Hon. Kwia Johnson, Liberia, Africa, 1990-1991 VICE PRESIDENT Hon. Johnny Ford, Founder, USA, 1984-1990 Honorable Charles Evers In addition to Broadband, Ford has invited local Alabama elected and appointed Former Mayor, Fayette, Mississippi, USA officials and well as national leaders from throughout the nation in attendance, CONSULTANTS Now Special Advisor to the Mayor including members from President Obama’s Administration, the USDA, the National HIS EXCELLENCEY O.J. WEBB of Jackson, Mississippi Chicago, Illinois, USA VICE PRESIDENT Policy Alliance, and the US Census Bureau, Census 2010 to ensure that Alabamians Travel, Tourism, and Heritage Honorable Webster Guillory are accurately represented in the upcoming census. Honorable Jake Henderson Atlanta, Georgia, USA Orange County Assessor and Chairman Technology-Transfer Natl. Org. of Black County Honorable James Perkins Officials, (NOBCO) The Broadband Summit will be open to the public. Please call 334-558-3907 if you Selma, Alabama, USA Orange County, California, USA have any questions or would like to contribute or attend. Treasury VICE PRESIDENT AND Honorable Roderick Shaw SECRETARY Washington, D.C., USA Honorable Dorothy Grim-King Twin Cities Mayor, Selby, Mississippi, USA Sincerely, Honorable Jack Brunet VICE PRESIDENT AND Mort de France, Martinique ASSISTANT SECRETARY WCM Web Master, Travel Agent, and Honorable Jerry Henderson Public-Private Partnership Board Member, Honorable John Long Natl. Org. of Black County Sacramento, California, USA Officials, (NOBCO) Communications Washington, D.C., USA The Honorable Johnny Ford Honorable Patrick Aglae Past President Fort de France, Martinique Honorable Ndiawar Touré Founder/Secretary-General, WCM Mayor, Rufisque, Senegal & Vice President, The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. National Assembly of Senegal Office of the Founder, 108 Fred Gray Street, Suite 101 Past President Tuskegee, AL 36083, USA Honorable Murchinson Brown Office: (334) 727-4035 & Fax (334) 724-9200 E-mail:Repjf@aol.com Mayor, Port of Sapin, Trinidad & Tobago THE WORLD CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, INC (United Nations of Cities) HONORABLE JOHNNY FORD, Founder, „84 Secretary General Tuskegee, Alabama (USA) Tentative Agenda for WCM Quarterly Board Meeting The World Conference of Mayors/ The National Black Chamber of Commerce The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors/The National Policy Alliance August 14-15, 2009 The Kellogg Center on the Tuskegee University Campus Tuskegee, Alabama, USA Hosted by: The Honorable Mayor Ron Davis, President of the WCM, Inc. The Honorable Harry Alford, President of the National Black Chamber of Commerce The Honorable Mayor Helenor Bell , President of the ACBM The Honorable The Honorable Johnny Ford, Co-Chair of the National Policy Alliance and Founder of the WCM WCM Board and Corporate Roundtable Meeting Schedule (Tentative Agenda) Thursday, August 13 Event Location 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arrivals-Registration and Check In The Kellogg Center 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm WCM/ACBM Mayor’s Reception The Kellogg Center Lounge Friday, August 14 Event Location 7:30 am -9:30 am WCM/NPA/NBCC Breakfast The Kellogg Center 8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration The Kellogg Center 10:00am -11:30am Broadband Symposium, Greetings and The Kellogg Center Introductions- Honorable Harry C. Alford, President/CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce Roadmap to stimulus dollars-Chuck Debow, Director of Special Projects, NBCC Connecting to Rural Communities 12:00 pm -1:00 pm National Black Chamber of Commerce The Kellogg Center Luncheon “Serving Underserved and Unserved communities with Broadband 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Delivering Broadband to a Community The Kellogg Center 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Strategizing and Networking The Kellogg Center Harry C. Alford, President/CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce, et al (group participation) 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm WCM/NPA/ACBM Reception/Entertainment The Victory Land Casino, Shorter, AL Sat. August 15 Event Location 8:00 am – 9:00 am WCM Board Breakfast The Kellogg Center 9:00 am - 10:00 am World Conference of Mayors, Inc./The The Kellogg Center Alabama Conference of Black Mayors Joint Meeting 10:00 am-11:00 am US 2010 Census Workshop The Kellogg Center 11:00 am -12:00 pm The WCM Corporate Roundtable Meeting The Kellogg Center 12:00 pm-2:00 pm WCM Technology Transfer Luncheon The Kellogg Center Technological Presentations by Agencies and Technology Consultants: The EPA The USDA The FAA The CDC Etc. 2:00 pm Departure or Remain in Tuskegee for Tours Tuskegee Airmen Museum, of Historic Sites George Washington Carver Museum For more details please contact John Ford at 334-727-4035 (o), 334-728-2818 (c) or email@example.com.
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