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Posted on: April 21, 2023

AAMA Names Mayor Byron Brown New 2nd Vice President of Organization

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Buffalo, New York – Mayor Byron W. Brown was sworn in today as the new 2nd Vice President of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). Mayor Brown previously served as treasurer of the organization. He takes over for outgoing AAMA 2ND Vice President Mayor Steven Reed (Montgomery, AL).

Mayor Brown stated, “I am honored to take on an elevated leadership role on the AAMA Board during this critical time in our nation’s history, where we must continue to address and solve the health and economic disparities in cities across our country. I look forward to working with the other new members of the AAMA Board, as well as our mayors in large and small cities across the nation, to further advance policies that protect all communities."

With equity at the center, Mayor Brown’s priorities include a continued focus on efforts to improve quality of life and eliminate disparities in areas that involve economic security, public safety, affordable housing and more.

Mayor Brown was sworn in to a fifth term as the 62nd Mayor of New York’s second-largest city in January of 2022, continuing his long-standing commitment to public service and leadership to the Buffalo community, with a vision that embraces inclusiveness, equity and opportunity. He recently guided Buffalo through one of its most painful chapters in its history, including a racially motivated mass shooting in 2022 in East Buffalo that claimed the lives of ten individuals, and injured three others, as well as an iconic November snowstorm and a once-in-a-generation blizzard.

African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is an organization exclusively representing over 500 African American mayors across the U.S.

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