Huntington's Mayor on Cambridge Regenerating Legacy City Panel

Updated 4 years ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington

Mayor Steve Williams will attend and serve as a panelist during the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s Roundtable on Regenerating Legacy Cities today and Wednesday, May 20-21.

The conference includes several mayors, public and private sector practitioners, foundation leaders and scholars convening at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass.

The Lincoln Institute is partnering with the Center for Community Progress and the Greater Ohio Policy Center to conduct workshops and moderated discussions at the conference that focus on strategies to foster sustained revitalization of our nation’s older industrial cities. The basis for the dialogue is the Lincoln Institute report, “Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities.”


Mayor Williams will attend workshops during the two-day conference and will serve on a mayors’ panel during a Wednesday lunchtime event titled “Tackling the Challenges of Poverty and Inequality.” He will be joined by Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto; Toledo, Ohio, Mayor Michael Collins; Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson;  and Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley.


The moderated discussion and Q&A session will focus on the challenges of inequality and poverty in the respective mayors’ communities and how those issues have been shaped by neighborhood conditions. The panel also will discuss successful partnerships that have been formed to support their response to poverty and inequality.

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