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Mayor Berry Hosts First-Ever NM Mayor's Summitt

Leaders from across the state convened to discuss best practices


September 18, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE - Mayor Richard J. Berry hosted the first New Mexico Mayor’s Summit on September 17-18, 2015. This summit convened the mayors of New Mexican cities, towns, and villages to provide an opportunity to discuss relevant statewide issues, learn and share best practices, and promote better collaboration between municipalities. Topics such as public safety, job creation, finance, marketing for municipalities, capital outlay, legislative issues and media relations were discussed by New Mexico’s leading experts in the field. 

“This summit was a meaningful gathering for the leaders in our state,” said Mayor Berry. “We know that when you can get people in the same room and collaborate, they have a greater collective impact on any given issue. I know that particularly when mayors work together, they have a huge impact in their respective towns, cities, and state as a whole.”

A welcome dinner took place on Thursday evening to mark the opening of the conference.  On Friday, attendees of the summit participated in discussions of various topics lead by some of New Mexico’s leading experts.  The robust agenda includes sessions concerning public safety issues townships and cities face, local job creation and economic opportunities, marketing for municipalities, media relations, and may other relevant subject matters.

For more information, please visit the summit’s website at, or follow on twitter at @NM_Mayors.