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Event: U.S. Conference of Mayors holds first Brownfield Forum at their 1994 Annual Summer Meeting in Portland, Ore. Action: Mayors across the country awoke to the importance of the issue and created a brownfield task force to address the challenges of redeveloping brownfield sites. Connection: Mayors take their message to President Clinton, Vice President Gore and Congress to inform them of their concerns and urge them to create legislation and to develop brownfield programs that offer incentives and assistance to communities. Brownfields are ultimately a local issue, and mayors, recognizing the significance of this issue to their communities, brought the full weight of their influence to solve the problems of redevelopment. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is an association for mayors with more than 500 mayors as members. The group is a powerful force that has influenced policy and legislation since it was formed in 1932. Several leading members of the…Log In to Read Full Article

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