Benjamin elected to executive committee of global organization.

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has been elected to the executive committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, an international organization founded in 2016 that serves as a collaborative platform for municipal leaders.

Benjamin, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will work with eight international colleagues representing three continents to address global challenges.

"In a time of unprecedented urban globalization, this is a critical moment which will force mayors to carry an even greater load," Benjamin said in a news release. "But mayors know that we cannot do it alone, as the issues are too complex and there are no easy answers. I firmly believe that the Global Parliament of Mayors is a great source of untapped capacity. Together, mayors can ensure that the needs of families are met, that their hopes and dreams of a well-lived life can be fulfilled, and that cities all across the world can indeed be a force for good."

The GPM's 2018 conference was held Saturday through Tuesday in Bristol, England, and was hosted by Bristol Mayor Marvin...

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