Press release from City of Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ‒ Gainesville Mayor-elect Harvey Ward will join fellow municipal leaders tomorrow, Dec. 16, at the White House, where the group will meet with advisers from the Biden-Harris Administration.
On Dec. 5, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs invited select mayors from across the country for a day of discussions with cabinet secretaries and White House leaders. The attendees will engage in conversations about landmark legislation of the Biden-Harris Administration, including the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and other key initiatives.
Associate Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Evan Wessel explained how the mayors were chosen. “We looked at the largest cities with newly elected mayors; considered cities where we have strong partnerships and that are doing innovative work that we will look to continue to support; then looked to ensure we had good regional representation. Finally, the list was narrowed by the availability of the individuals.”
Mayor-elect Ward is one of 13 who will attend.