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Mayor Berry Among Select Group of Leaders Invited to White House

Mayors discussing workforce initiatives with Vice President Biden and President Obama

January 23, 2014

Albuquerque, NM— Mayor Richard J. Berry is in Washington DC today attending the United States Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting. Because of his leadership at the local level in identifying creative solutions to complex workforce challenges, the Mayor has been invited to participate in a number of high profile meetings including as part of a smaller audience with Vice President Joe Biden.


Among the items being discussed, Mayor Berry’s Running Start for Careers and Talent ABQ initiatives have garnered much interest among participants and leaders alike. In addition to the smaller meeting with Vice President Biden to address issues relating to workforce development and closing the skills gap, Mayor Berry will participate in a meeting with mayors and President Barack Obama scheduled for later in the day.


“I’m excited to be part of this week’s events and to be able to share how Albuquerque is leading the way with innovative ideas and best practices relating to workforce development,” said Mayor Berry. “Mayors have gained national attention for their ability to deliver meaningful results at the local level which can be viewed in contrast to the perception of Washington politics.”