Mayor Bellamy goes to Washington

On Monday, July 9, Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy will travel to the nation’s capital for a meeting about urban economic mobility. The meeting will take place at the White House, and will discuss the administration’s upcoming work on urban economic mobility and messaging. It will be led by Racquel Russell, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility. At the meeting, he will go over the objectives and goals of the Urban Affairs office and ideas we for engagement. The meeting will also have a brainstorming session where they hope to hear the input and ideas of Bellamy.

Though, Bellamy could not be reached for comment via telephone, she did respond to Xpress about her upcoming visit via Twitter:
Mayor Terry Bellamy (@Terry_Bellamy): I am going 2 the @whitehouse on Monday 2 discuss #jobs & the economy. #AVL has 1 of the lowest #unemployment rates in NC.


2 thoughts on “Mayor Bellamy goes to Washington

  1. mat catastrophe

    Sounds like the perfect place to discuss the continued gentrification and homogenization of downtowns all across the nation! I salute economic growth that accompanies a loss of diversity and culture, especially when it seeks to merely hide the larger problems of poverty and homelessness by merely creating fun new ways of getting those people out of sight and out of mind!

    (double posting for greatness!)

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