Committees

AAMA Justice Reform Task Force 

The AAMA Justice Reform Task Force has the primary responsibility of identifying community policing best practices that ensure fair treatment and full respect of rights during all interactions with law enforcement.

Position Name
Chair Mayor Toni Harp

 

African American Women Mayors Committee

The African American Women Mayors Committee has primary responsibility of promoting policies to improve the lives of women elected officials and their communities.

Position Name
Chair Mayor Vivian Covington
Co- Chair Mayor Myra Taylor
Member Mayor Marilyn Strickland
Member Mayor Toni Harp
Member Mayor Diane Delaware
Member Mayor Muriel Bowser
Member Mayor Lovely Warren
Ex-Officio (President) Mayor Sly James

 

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee has the primary responsibilities of oversight of accounting principals and practices used by AAMA and selection of an independent auditor, and oversight of risk management and internal controls.

Position Name
Chair Mayor William Johnson
Trustee Mayor Patrick Green
Trustee Mayor Johnny Ford
Trustee Vivian Covington
Trustee Mayor Steve Benjamin
Ex-Officio (President) Mayor Sly James

 

Business Council Committee

The Business Council Committee has the primary responsibility of overseeing the Business Council, connecting mayors and corporate representatives to share best practices to tackle municipal problems, share research, policy analysis, market trends, create jobs and strengthen communities.

Position Name
Chair (Mayor) Mayor Steve Benjamin
Co- Chair (Business Community) Pete Meadows (AT&T)
Trustee Mayor Diane Delaware
Trustee Mayor William A. Bell Sr.
Trustee Mayor Toni Harp
Ex-Officio (President) Mayor Sly James

 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee has the primary responsibilities of all matters relating to the business management of AAMA, including monitoring AAMA’s financial condition, presenting an annual budget, providing the Board of Trustees with complete financial overviews of AAMA and recommending policies and procedures governing the funding of annual operational plans and financing of long-term capital needs.

Position Name
Chair (Treasurer) Mayor Patrick Green
Trustee Mayor Toni Harp
Trustee Mayor Hardie Javis
Trustee Mayor Kevin Johnson
Turstee Mayor Steve Benjamin
Ex-Officio (President) Mayor Sly James

 

Mayors History Committee

The Mayors History Committee has the primary responsibilities of collecting, recording, and documenting information including, pictures, public records, videos, and news articles, among others, related to AAMA, its founders, and African American mayors in the U.S., and making such material available to the membership of AAMA.

Position Name
Historian (Chair) Mayor Johnny Ford

 

My Brother’s Keeper Task Force

The My Brother’s Keeper Task Force has the primary responsibility of implementing President Obama’s My Brother Keeper Initiative, which seeks to improve the life outcomes of young men and boys of color, in the communities represented by member mayors.

Position Name
Chair Mayor Tony Yarber
Co-Chair Mayor Jacqueline Goodall
Trustee Mayor Diane Delaware
Trustee Mayor Kevin Johnson
Trustee Mayor Lester Taylor
Trustee Mayor Eugene Grant
Trustee Mayor Charles Smith
Trustee Mayor Toni Harp
Trustee Mayor Joseph Barnes
Trustee Mayor Oliver Gilbert
Trustee Mayor William Johnson
Mayor Member Mayor Svante Myrick
Mayor Member Mayor Walter Hill
Mayor Member Mayor Lovely Warren
Ex-Officio (President) Mayor Steve Benjamin

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has the primary responsibilities to determine, and recommend to the Board of Trustees for its approval, the qualifications, qualities, skills, and other expertise to be used as criteria in selecting nominees for members of the Board and to identify and screen individuals as Board member candidates.

Position Name
Chair Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell
Past President Mayor William A. Bell Sr.
Trustee Mayor Kevin Johnson
Trustee Mayor Vivian Covington
Trustee Mayor Hardie Davis*
Trustee Mayor Oliver Gilbert
Trustee Mayor Jacqueline Goodall
Trustee Mayor Mario Avery
Trustee Mayor Diane Delaware
Trustee Mayor Steve Benjamin

 

Senior Mayors Forum

The AAMA Senior Mayors Forum was established during the 2015 Annual Conference in Crystal City to maintain relationships among current and former mayors, and to provide support to mayors transitioning from office.

Position Name
Co-Chair Mayor Alvin Brown
Co-Chair Mayor Shirley Franklin

 

State Chapter Committee

The State Chapter Committee has the primary responsibilities of acting as a liaison between any formal or informal organization of African American mayors among the various states and territories in the U.S., and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees, including how to improve relationships with such organizations. 

Position Name
Chair Jacqueline Goodall
Co-Chair Earnest Ware
Trustee William V. “Bill” Bell
Trustee Jamie Mayo
Trustee Vivian Covington
Trustee William Johnson
Member Walter Hill
Ex-Officio (President) Sly James