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Slavin Honored At National Municipal Breakfast

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Somerset Mayor given award for exemplary leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ National Breakfast meeting

Washington, DC, March 11, 2020 –

Somerset, Maryland Mayor Jeffrey Slavin received the Susan Burgess President’s Award for Exemplary Leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ (DMO) National Breakfast meeting this Tuesday. Named in honor of the late Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem and DMO President Susan Burgess, the award honors one member of DMO for their outstanding service to the organization.

DMO Board Member and past recipient, Northfield, MN Council Member Suzie Nakasian presented the award to Slavin. “One of the most valuable types of leaders is one who doesn’t need the spotlight. Jeffrey is always ready to work behind the scenes to give his effort, expertise, and even financial support to make sure DMO can accomplish our goals. Without him, the organization would not be poised for future success in the way we are today.”

Held during the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC, the DMO National Breakfast is a biannual meeting of Democratic Municipal Officials, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) constituency association for Democratic mayors, council members, and other local elected officials. Slavin was recognized for his enduring service to DMO as a member of its Board of Directors, including guiding the Board through a year-long strategic planning process. Previous recipients of the Susan Burgess President’s Award include Philadelphia Council Member Derek Green, Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin, and Rome Commissioner Wendy Davis.

Alongside the presentation of the President’s Award to Slavin Tuesday morning were Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah, GA, thanking DMO for helping to elect him through their Blue Star Rising candidate program, and guest speakers Congresswomen Marcia Fudge of Ohio and Robin Kelly of Illinois.

Democratic Municipal Officials is the DNC Association for municipal elected officials who personally identify as members of the Democratic Party. The organization holds three seats on the DNC, and advocates for the thousands of local elected Democrats across the United States.


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