Palm Bay Mayor To Meet With President Obama
By Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay // January 23, 2015
joining mayors from around the country
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Mayor William Capote will meet with President Barack Obama, and key members of his cabinet, on Friday for a policy discussion on key issues facing Palm Bay and many of America’s cities.
The meeting will take place on Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at the White House.
Mayor Capote is joining mayors from around the country for the meeting and special reception as part of the 83rd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors taking place this week in Washington, D.C.
More than 280 of the nation’s mayors will meet to exchange ideas and experiences about strengthening workforce development, healthcare, climate change, economics and expanding America’s trade and exports among other issues.
As part of the visit, Mayor Capote will be taking part in a focused policy group discussion on the subject of strengthening workforce development in the information technology and advanced manufacturing fields.
“These are all very important issues and I’m excited to be representing Palm Bay in providing input to the president and his cabinet,” said Mayor Capote.
“Just the exchange of information with my fellow mayors from around the country will spark new ideas, new programs and ways to bring more progress to our city.”
Also during the three day conference, Mayor Capote will be accepting a special award along with representatives from Career Source Brevard regarding Palm Bay’s Junior’s to Jobs program, a summer youth jobs initiative which was successfully launched in 2014 through the city’s participation in the U.S. Conference of Mayors and its DollarWise program.