Mayors Endorse National Service

By Sandy Scott

Mayors Love National Service

At their annual meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously pass a resolution in support of national service.

We love mayors, and mayors love national service.

We saw that earlier this spring, when 1,760 mayors representing 110 million Americans stood up for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.

Today, our relationship grew even closer.

At their annual meeting in Dallas, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed a resolution endorsing national service. The resolution highlights the benefits of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in improving lives, strengthening communities, and expanding economic opportunity, recognizing national service as “a critical and effective solution to community challenges facing mayors across the country.”

The mayors pledged to work with us to find additional sources of funding, expand our collective impact, place a priority on hiring AmeriCorps alums, and participate in upcoming recognition events.

We can’t say we’re too surprised — after all, mayors are all about getting things done.  But it sure is nice to be recognized.  And it’s another great sign of the growing bipartisan support for national service.

Please take a minute to read the resolution.  If you’re on Twitter, thank the U.S. Conference of Mayors for their support and use #usmayors.

Working together, let’s find new ways to increase the impact of national service in cities.

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