South Fulton's Mayor khalid brings back lessons learned at US Conference of Mayors

Newly-elected South Fulton Mayor khalid kamau joined “Closer Look” to discuss his overall vision for the city and his first 100 days in office.

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South Fulton Mayor khalid kamau recently attended the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., where he said he appreciated the sense of camaraderie with people in similar positions.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization representing cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

The conference serves as the leading voice of cities in Washington, where mayors engage with the president and Congress on pressing issues.

Mayor khalid said the attendees frequently joke that there are three political parties in the country: Republicans, Democrats and mayors, because they’re tasked with leading such diverse districts.

He said in addition to productive conversations with federal Biden administration officials, he also learned a lot from meeting with the Mayor’s Innovation Project.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.