Kevin Johnson Installed as Head of National Mayoral Group

In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

[Sacramento Bee]

In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

 

Kevin Johnson on Wednesday was installed as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, becoming the first Sacramento mayor to lead the organization in its 81-year history.

Johnson said a goal of his term as leader of the nonpartisan organization is to raise Sacramento’s national visibility.

During his time in the high-profile post, Johnson will set the political and advocacy agenda for an organization that represents cities with populations greater than 30,000.

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