Youngstown Mayor Jamael “Tito” Brown and Warren Mayor Doug Franklin say the conference is a time to find solutions for issues back home.
For the first ever time ever, a secretary of state spoke at the conference.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the group has met for nine decades to make a better America, and that now is no different.
“We’re committed to working with you to create and execute solutions that can actually make a difference in your communities,” Blinken said. “Public health, climate, supply chains, the future of technology, economic security: These are the issues that your diplomats are working on, day in and day out.”
The group will visit with President Joe Biden on Friday.