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Villaraigosa Will Be President...Of the National Conference of Mayors

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The City of Angels' leader, Antonio Villaraigosa, is poised to become a big fish in a little pond tomorrow, when the title of President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will be bestowed upon him at an event in Baltimore. The move is expected to "raise the city's national profile," according to ABC7. It has been over half a century since a Los Angeles mayor has received the title.

In Baltimore, Villaraigosa will preside over the conference. As President, the job "calls for him to set the conference’s agenda, appoint committee and task force chairs and act as a national spokesman for the group," explains CBS2.