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National Conference of Black Mayors and EPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Release Date: 06/27/2003
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Bonnie Piper 202-564-7836 /

(06/27/03) On Thursday, June 26, EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman and National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) President Harvey Johnson, Mayor of Jackson, Miss., signed the first-ever Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a national state and local government association to strengthen their collaborative efforts to protect the nation’s natural resources. The National Conference of Black Mayors is an organization of more than 500 Mayors in 28 states and the District of Columbia, representing more than 20 million Americans. The MOU objectives include: improving communication; facilitating NCBM members Mayors’ input during the development and implementation of EPA’s regulations and national environmental policies; and conducting environmental workshops and forums in their municipalities. Other NCBM participants included Mayor Marilyn Murrell (Arcadia, Okla.), Immediate Past President; and Mayor Marcia Glenn (Lithonia, Ga.), First Vice President.