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An “Extraordinary Event and Summit” of collaboration and agreements.

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This is a global organization of Mayors from throughout the world is a non-profit, non-partisan organization.
This is a global organization of Mayors from throughout the world is a non-profit, non-partisan organization.


Local, national and international powerful mayors, dignitaries, political groups and business leaders to gather in Orlando and Eatonville, Florida for an “extraordinary summit” of collaboration and agreements.

Orlando/Eatonville, FLA – (January 25, 2019) - The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM) announces its “2019 Collaboration Conference” in association with the “30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston™️ Festival of the Arts and Humanities, to be held in Orlando and Eatonville, Florida. In addition to WCM, this year's “extraordinary summit” will feature a week of “presentations, speakers, collaborations, conversations and workshops”, by and with mayors from across America and around the globe, as well as with other dignitaries, political groups and business leaders. The “Conference Hosts” are The Honorable Eddie Cole, Mayor, City of Eatonville, FL, The Honorable Samuel Ings, Commissioner, City of Orlando, FL and The Honorable Jerry Demings, Orange County, FL, Mayor. “Conference Collaborators” include “WCM”, “Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc.”, “Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc.” and “National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials” (NBCLEO). This popular yearly event will be held in historic Eatonville, Florida (10 minutes north of Orlando), from January 26-February 3, 2019.

There will be a highly anticipated and engaging presentation and Q&A session by three successful international business leaders, who are partners at AC Advertising & Media Group LLC, headquartered in Pensacola, FL, on Saturday February 2nd at the “Eatonville, The Town That Freedom Built”, Denton Johnson Community Center, 400 E Ruffel Street, Eatonville FL.

AC Advertising & Media Group LLC (ACAD&MG) Founder & Co-Managing Partner/Audra Carter will speak on “Influencer Marketing” and why do we need it? Advocacy, Expertise, Independence, Loyalty, Fairness; Co-Managing Partner/Don Polk will discuss “Effective Economic Development and Creative Funding Methods through Public, Private and Corporate Partnerships, and Partner/Dr. Rubin Cockrell will present “Tools for Excellence in Workforce Development and building an effective Multi-Generation Workplace”. ACAD&MG is also a “Business Council Member and Media Partner” of the National Policy Alliance (NPA), Washington, D.C.

The National Policy Alliance (NPA), a high powered “policy and political advocacy group”, which is the “lead organization” representing over 14,000 US government and elected officials, will be in force with management in attendance at this well attended event. Attendees are sure to be inspired by stimulating discussions between many of today's most engaged authorities on policy, politics and businesses in America and around the globe. Linda Haithcox Taylor, Executive Director of NPA, will be recognized as one of America’s “Outstanding Women of Color” during Friday’s Reception at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando, FL .

The 2019 “30th Annual Zora Neale Hurston™️ Festival of the Arts and Humanities”, is a five-day intergenerational event featuring museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts, education, programming and public talks. “High Profile, Presenters, Speakers, Honorees, Award Recipients, Workshops and Attendees” include, The Honorable Johnny Ford, WCM Founder and Conference Coordinator, The Honorable Cathy Hughes, Founder, Chairperson of Urban One, Inc., The Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor, President, Blacks in Government (BIG), The Honorable US Representative, Val Demings, Florida 10th District, His Excellency Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, United and Local Governments, Africa (UCLGA), The Honorable David K.C. Chien, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Miami (TECO), The Honorable Oliver Carabali Banguero, Mayor of Cauca, Colombia, The Honorable Deborah Delgado, Councilwoman, Hattiesburg, MS and many others.

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The Honorable Johnny Ford with wife The Honorable Joyce Ford
THE WORLD CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, INC. (WCM), FOUNDED AND ORGANIZED IN APRIL 1984, IS A NON-PROFIT, NON-POLITICAL WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE, COMPRISED OF MAYORS, FORMER MAYORS, AND OTHER ELECTED AND APPOINTED LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS. THE ORGANIZING MEETING FOR THE WCM WAS HELD IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, WHEN THE HONORABLE JOHNNY FORD, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BLACK MAYORS, INC. (NCBM), CONVENED MAYORS FROM THE UNITED STATES, ASIA, AFRICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN. THE FUNDAMENTAL GOALS OF THE WCM ARE: TRUST, TRADE, TOURISM, TECHNOLOGY, TREASURY, TRAINING AND TWIN CITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES BETWEEN MAYORS, CITIES AND OTHER LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND JURISDICTION AROUND THE WORLD. THE PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE WCM ARE TO COLLABORATE, STIMULATE, AND SUPPORT POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE RELATIONS BETWEEN MAYORS AND OTHER LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS INTERNATIONALLY, BASED ON INTERLOCKING INTEREST AND CONCERNS. THROUGH A NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATIONS, MAYORS AND UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE WCM PLANS, DESIGNS, AND MANAGES AN INTERNATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. THROUGH THIS SYSTEM, THE WCM EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON ESTABLISHING AND STRENGTHENING INTERGOVERNMENTAL FRAMEWORKS AND CAPACITY BUILDING – PROVIDING STRATEGIC PLANNING, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND ORGANIZATIONAL AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. THE SYSTEM’S FOCUS IS IDENTIFICATION, THEN GATHERING AND DISSEMINATION OF CURRENT AND RELEVANT DATA AND INFORMATION WHICH AFFORDS LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS – DECISION MAKERS – BETTER WORKING TOOLS FOR EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PLANNING AND POLICY MAKING, ESPECIALLY REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF NEEDED CONSTITUENT SERVICES.THE WCM IS A MEMBERSHIP BODY, INCLUDING A DISTINGUISHED CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE. ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS ARE HELD AROUND THE WORLD TO HELP FOSTER THE WCM FUNDAMENTAL GOALS. THE FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN MONROVIA, LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA IN 1984. SINCE 1984, ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN HELD IN VARIOUS CITIES AND COUNTRIES, INCLUDING: BANJUL, THE GAMBIA, HONG KONG AND BEIJING, CHINA, DURBAN AND PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, DAKAR, SENEGAL, LIBREVILLE, GABON, BAMAKO, MALI, ABUJA AND LAGOS, NIGERIA, DELUGE-ST MARC, HAITI, AND FORT DE FRANCE, MARTINIQUE

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A COMBINATION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, PROFESSIONAL GOVERNMENTAL TRAINING AND DEDICATION. SINCE ITS BEGINNING, THE WORLD CONFERENCE OF MAYORS HAS BEEN A CRUCIAL FACILITATOR FOR COLLABORATION AND PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE CORPORATIONS WORLDWIDE. AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION THROUGH TRUST AND DEDICATION, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BUILDING SUSTAINED RELATIONSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IN 2012, THE WCM BEGAN A PLAN TO INCREASE ITS PROGRAMS AND TO HAVE A LARGER IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. WE WILL ACHIEVE OUR GOAL THROUGH OUR OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION, YOUTH & EDUCATION, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, POLICY DEVELOPMENT, INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS TRADE AND TOURISM

The primary objective of The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. is to stimulate positive and constructive relations between mayors internationally, based on interlocking interests and concerns. Through a network of international municipal associations, mayors, and units of local governments, The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. plans, designs and manages an international, intergovernmental communications system, promoting trust, trade, tourism, technology, treasury, training, and twin city programs and services between mayors and cities of the world.

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