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MAYOR HANNEMANN ELECTED
(Monday, June 15, 2009)
“I’m very grateful to my colleagues at the USCM for electing me to this important position in service to our nation’s cities,” Hannemann said after the vote at the group’s 77th annual meeting. The USCM is the official nonpartisan organization of the nation’s 1,201 cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
Hannemann also serves as chairman of the USCM Standing Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports, and is co-chair, with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, of a special public-private task force working to support the U.S. proposal to host the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
OLYMPICS PROPOSAL, SPECIAL EVENTS
On Sunday, Hannemann presented to mayors from across the nation an update on the task force and the
Hannemann announced that the task force will help organize “watch” events in the nation’s cities that will allow the public to view the IOC vote in
As a result of the special task force’s efforts, more than 180
The Honolulu celebration includes special events for participants in the city’s “Summer Fun” program; a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, June 20; a “Sunset on the Field” movie event at Les Murakami Stadium at the University of Hawaii—Manoa that evening featuring “Miracle,” a film about the inspiring true story of the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team’s 1980 victory over the Soviet Union team; and special appearances by Hawaii Olympians and by Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor. For more information, go to www.honoluluolympicday.com.
NATIONAL CULINARY AWARD
At Sunday’s plenary session of the mayors’ conference, Hannemann announced that the USCM will sponsor a National Culinary Award, in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association and the Culinary Institute of America. The award will recognize a prominent restaurateur or chef for public service in a community, along with exceptional hospitality and customer service. Hannemann initiated the award plan and has been working for past year to bring it to fruition.
“Our world-class chefs and restaurants are often the highlight of a
APEC CONFERENCE PROPOSAL
Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16), Hannemann will meet in Washington with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett regarding Honolulu’s proposal to host the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, as well as other issues affecting Honolulu. Hannemann will also meet with a U.S. State Department official regarding APEC.
FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION MEETING
Hannemann will also meet in
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION MEETING
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mayor Hannemann will return to
Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928