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Baltimore Mayor makes history

June 20th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make history in San Francisco this weekend. Baltimore's mayor will be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean. She was elected second vice president of the organization in 2013, putting her in a line of succession to become president. U.S. Conference of Mayors executive director Tom Cochran says Rawlings-Blake will act as the organization's top spokeswoman during her one-year term, and will lead the group's efforts in setting an agenda for cities across the country. Mayor Rawlings-Blake says she'll use the position to advocate for fixes to Baltimore's problems

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