Mayors Roundtables are a great opportunity for mayors and related municipal officials to get together and exchange ideas about how to solve challenges facing their municipalities.
Having been around for 50 years or longer in some cases, Mayors Roundtables are organized by region. Each roundtable has officers, and though roundtables differ somewhat in organizational structure, they share a common goal – to enhance the interaction among mayors.
Although each region has its own concerns, quality of life and strengthening communities by bringing the private sector and the public together are prime objectives across the state. Topics at Mayors Roundtables can range from local business development, infrastructure, and improving school systems to community events, food banks, and volunteer programs.
Typically each Mayors Roundtable meets monthly, although schedules vary. Most Mayors Roundtables start with a mid-morning “Mayors-Only Meeting.” Mayors share achievements and disappointments in a confidential setting, often seeking ideas from each other on how to tackle a thorny problem or approach a particular challenge. Most Mayors Roundtables also include a short social period, lunch, and presentation, after which there may be optional activities such as tours of a local point of interest or golf.
In addition to mayors, Mayors Roundtables are often attended by other city officials and staff, representatives from state agencies, Congressional staff, sponsors, vendors, and state legislators. Aim staff attends and often provides a report on hot topics in the municipal world.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming Mayors Roundtables.