Buckhorn Attends Harvard Conference for Newly Elected Mayors

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn will join twenty other incoming mayors from large cities across the country at Harvard University's Institute of Politics (IOP) this week for a three-day seminar on leadership and policy briefings.

"I am pleased to participate in this program, which has helped prepare new mayors for more than three decades," said Mayor Buckhorn. "I look forward to discussing the challenges and opportunities that Tampa faces today and to learn from the experiences of other leaders around the country."

"We are pleased to welcome new U.S. mayors to Harvard," said Trey Grayson, Director of Harvard's Institute of Politics. "This conference provides new city leaders an opportunity to gain important insights from scholars, policy experts, and political practitioners on a myriad of management challenges and key issues they will face."

The 19th biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayor, cosponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will run from the evening of Wednesday, November 30 through the afternoon of Friday, December 2 at the IOP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The newly elected mayors will participate in a variety of sessions led by academics, practitioners, and current and former mayors. Focusing on training for new city leaders, topics will include the global economy, transitioning from campaign to city hall, finance and administration, as well as jobs and economic development.


Harvard University’s IOP, located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy. The IOP's mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a bipartisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. More information is available online at www.iop.harvard.edu/.