Baltimore Mayor Who Watched Her City Erupt Is Now ‘America’s Mayor’

‘Don’t think that it can’t happen in any of your cities’

Baltimore Mayor Who Watched Her City Erupt Is Now 'America's Mayor' (CNSNews

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, criticized for giving people too much space to protest during the recent rioting in her city, has an additional job: On Monday, she was sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a group that influences national urban policy.

"She's been elected by her peers," said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran. "It's one of the highest honors you can have as a mayor. For one year, she's America's mayor. It's a very powerful position."

 

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