News Release - Mayor Lovely A. Warren Meets with President Obama, Administration Leaders in Washington Visit

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, January 23, 2014) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren has had a productive day in Washington D.C. today as she joins the U.S. Conference of Mayors in meetings with President Barack Obama and senior members of his cabinet.

“I will seize every opportunity I am given to advocate for Rochester’s citizens and make sure government officials at every level fully understand the challenges we are facing,” Mayor Warren said. “This is no time to be shy about articulating the often surprising realities we are facing in Rochester.”

Mayor Warren began the day with morning sessions on housing and criminal justice. She met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Ronald L. Davis, Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). She took the opportunity to personally deliver copies of the 2013 special report by the Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF)  titled “Poverty and the Concentration of Poverty in the Nine County Greater Rochester Area.”  The report found that Rochester is fifth poorest city in the United States among the top 75 largest metropolitan areas.

In the afternoon and early evening, Mayor Warren is scheduled to participate in sessions with cabinet members on education and workforce development. She will hear remarks from President Obama in the early evening.

Throughout her visit, Mayor Warren will continue to distribute the RACF report to members of the administration.

Mayor Warren is scheduled to return to Rochester Friday.


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