Office of Mayor William Peduto
Mayor William Peduto To Host National Innovative + Inclusive City Workshop
CEOs for Cities workshop to bring 200 leaders from 25 cities to Pittsburgh in June

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh cluster of CEOs for Cities will hold a workshop June 10-12 for mayors, university presidents, and foundation, business and nonprofit leaders from around the nation.

The Innovative + Inclusive City workshop will discuss ways community leaders can use inclusive economic strategies and cross-sector partnerships to tackle important urban issues in concrete and practical ways.

Some 200 leaders from 25 cities are expected at the June 10-12 event at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

“With the federal government in gridlock, Pittsburgh and other cities have emerged as the urban labs for testing and promoting progressive and successful policies to spur social and economic growth,” Mayor Peduto said. “I can’t wait to tell our city’s story to other leaders around the nation, and more importantly, to learn theirs.”

CEOs for Cities, founded in 2001, is the only nonprofit organization in the country with an ongoing national network of cross-sector, cross-generation urban leaders that is focused on making cities better.

“We chose to have our national workshop in Pittsburgh because of the outstanding leadership of Mayor Peduto and the tremendous reputation that Pittsburgh has earned as one of the most  innovative cities in the nation,” said Lee Fisher, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities.

CEOs for Cities is organized as a national network of  “City Clusters,” which are groups of cross-sector leaders in each city who join the CEOs for Cities network together as a team. Through the June workshop in Pittsburgh, CEOs for Cities will provide a national platform for City Clusters to connect with each other to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned, and the latest cutting-edge ideas and practices for city success.

All Pittsburgh residents are eligible for a special discounted registration fee of $100 that allows them to participate in any or all of the workshop. Registration is available here.



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