LAS VEGAS - Next summer, city leaders from all over the country will meet face-to-face in Las Vegas during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual meeting June 21-24. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, with show girls in tow, was in Orlando at this year's conference Saturday for the announcement, and to give an early welcome to delegates.
"I'm so happy to invite the U.S. Conference of Mayors back to Las Vegas to see all the things we've accomplished since the last time they were here," said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. "I know the mayors will do a lot of hard work during the day and have a great time enjoying our city at night." The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,300 such cities in the country today and each is represented in the conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Among the many important goals achieved at the annual conference, is providing a forum where mayors can exchange ideas and information on effective policy, and strengthen federal-city relationships. "Las Vegas is the number one meeting and convention destination in North America and we are honored to host the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2013," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "This group of elected officials understands the importance of face-to-face meetings and there is no better place for this forum than Las Vegas." Next year's event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be the organization's 81st
annual conference. The 2013 event is expected to draw more than 1,200 mayors. The event will have a non-gaming economic impact of more than $1 million and more importantly attract national media attention to Las Vegas. The destination also hosted the organization's 2006 event, which was held at Paris Las Vegas and presided over by then Mayor Oscar B. Goodman.
About the LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 148,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.