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Mayor Foster Elected to U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Board

June 15, 2009 - The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) elected Mayor Bob Foster to the Advisory Board today. 

Im honored to be elected by my peers to become an Advisory Board Member for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said Mayor Foster.  I look forward to utilizing my experience in private business and expertise in environmental and energy issues to advise USCMs leadership. 

Members of the Advisory Board are nominated and then voted by the full body.  Advisory Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting for a one-year term and serve the Executive Committee on all matters of policy and program.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Immediate Past President Mayor Manuel Diaz appointed Mayor Foster as chair of the Environment Committee in 2008.

During the annual conference of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mayor Foster accepted a $550,000 Green Jobs Training Grant on June 12.  This grant will be used by Conservation Corps of Long Beach to train young Long Beach adults in green jobs such as weatherization, energy audits, solar panel installation and maintenance, recycling and sustainable landscaping.  Mayor Foster also spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday about strides the City has taken towards green jobs creation during a panel discussion titled Green Today, Jobs Tomorrow A Focus on Training the Green Collar Workforce.

For more information on the U.S. Conference of Mayors, please visit http://www.usmayors.org/

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Mayor Foster accepts $550,000 for Green Jobs Training Grant
Mayor Foster speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

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