SOUTH EUCLID — Mayor Georgine Welo was elected to a two-year term as president of the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association.
The association represents 56 county communities, including Cleveland. It serves to promote discussion, study and take action on municipal and regional issues affecting the county and matters of common interest among communities.
“I am honored that my fellow mayors have chosen me to lead this important regional organization,” Welo said. “During these tough and challenging economic times, our communities must work together to collaborate, innovate and share resources.
“We will work diligently over the next two years to promote regional initiatives that move our county and all of our cities forward.”
Speaking of Welo’s election, U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-11, said in a statement, “With Mayor Welo at the helm, the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association is in good hands and her leadership and experience will be an asset to all communities in the county.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Georgine for a number of years. She is known for working collaboratively with all branches of government.
“She understands the scope of the housing/foreclosure crisis and was a leader in the creation of the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation, commonly known as the Cuyahoga Land Bank. Mayor Welo also helped to create a consortium that provides cooperative purchasing programs for cities.”