LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is headed for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Baltimore on Friday, where he will be sworn in as the organization’s president.
As head of the organization, Villaraigosa will succeed Mayor Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville, Minn., in a role that calls for him to set the conference’s agenda, appoint committee and task force chairs and act as a national spokesman for the group, according to the mayor’s office.READ MORE: Hit-And-Run Crash Kills 14-Year-Old Boy Leaving Baseball Field In Apple Valley
The mayor also has a full schedule over the next few days, including a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelis later on Friday, and a panel discussion on “Mayoral Leadership and Engagement in Education,” along with Tony Miller, a deputy education secretary.READ MORE: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Gives Support For Calif. Measure That Would Use Online Sports Gambling To Fund Homeless Services
Although the mayor of Los Angeles has no formal role in education, Villaraigosa has made education one of his priorities since taking office in 2005.
The trip will be Villaraigosa’s sixth outside Southern California since late April.MORE NEWS: At Least One Dead From Fatal Crash In West LA
Villaraigosa is expected to return to Los Angeles on Monday.
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