The Annual National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials Summer Conference kicked off Wednesday afternoon at Jackson City Hall. The conference is hosted by the National League of Cities.
Mayor Lumumba welcomed over 200 delegates, saying that the city of Jackson is a great setting for the group of black elected officials to learn about building bridges. Coalition building is the topic of the conference, and the delegates will have daily learning sessions and activities around the city.
Visit Jackson President Richard Thigpen says that he is excited about the potential economic impact the national conference will have on the city.
Watch what the Mayor Lumumba and National League of Cities President Karen Freeman-Wilson had to say about the reason Jackson is the perfect place for the conference coming up tonight on WJTV 12 News.