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The Future of the American City: The Impact of National Elections on Local Communities

The Future of the American City: The Impact of National Elections on Local Communities

An image of an election button for 2012.Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Co-sponsored by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

The election of presidents, senators, and congress members can have a significant impact on national priorities and leadership.  Members of both political parties tout every election cycle as pivotal for the country’s future.  Lost in the concern over national politics is the impact that these elections have on local communities, as cities and towns throughout the country are directly affected by the changing makeup of the federal government.

The week after the 2012 elections, UC2 held a nonpartisan mayoral roundtable discussion of the impact of national elections on local communities.  An esteemed panel of local mayors reflected on their past experiences and offered their perspectives on what might lie ahead.

Moderator

  • Andrew Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Mayors scheduled to appear

  • Ted Ellis, Mayor of Bluffton since 1996 and President of the National League of Cities
  • Suzanne Handshoe, Mayor of Kendallville since 2004
  • Tom Henry, Mayor of Fort Wayne since 2008
  • Norman E. Yoder, Mayor of Auburn since 2000

For more information on this event, contact Jeff Malanson, chair of the UC2 Steering Committee, at 260-481-6694 or malansoj@ipfw.edu

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