Politics

Kevin Johnson Installed as Head of National Mayoral Group

[Sacramento Bee]

In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

 

Kevin Johnson on Wednesday was installed as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, becoming the first Sacramento mayor to lead the organization in its 81-year history.

Johnson said a goal of his term as leader of the nonpartisan organization is to raise Sacramento’s national visibility.

During his time in the high-profile post, Johnson will set the political and advocacy agenda for an organization that represents cities with populations greater than 30,000.

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