Secretary of the Democratic National Committee,
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Veteran Democratic politician Stephanie Rawlings-Blake served as Baltimore’s 49th Mayor. She was previously the youngest person ever elected to Baltimore’s City Council. The Mayor was also elected Secretary of the Democratic National Committee in 2013, and recently presided, as Secretary of the… Read more
- Crisis Leadership
As Mayor of Baltimore, Rawlings-Blake led Baltimore through multiple natural disasters, social crises, and economic challenges. She shares effective leadership skills used during a crisis.
Today's mayors of large urban cities are uniquely positioned to discuss the challenges of leadership. Limited resources and unconstrained need require us to make difficult and critical decisions on a daily basis.
- Pensions/Fiscal Management
There is no other mayor in the country who has done more to reform pensions and health care, reduce their structural budget deficit, curb spending, all while reducing property taxes for homeowners. Rawlings-Blake can discuss fiscal accountability in municipal government.
- Social Justice
Rawlings-Blake's has done significant work in community policing and police reform, and can account many experiences and lessons throughout the challenges of the last 20 years in Baltimore.
- Women in Leadership
Being the first African American women in two of the Rawlings-Blake's roles, she learned many lessons on balancing ambition and accountability in a male dominated world.
Veteran Democratic politician Stephanie Rawlings-Blake served as Baltimore’s 49th Mayor. She was previously the youngest person ever elected to Baltimore’s City Council. The Mayor was also elected Secretary of the Democratic National Committee in 2013, and recently presided, as Secretary of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, over Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination.
As mayor, the hallmarks of Rawlings-Blake’s administration in Baltimore have included strong fiscal stewardship, regulatory reform, trusted leadership, smart development, sustainability, and enriching programs to improve the lives of residents and to attract and retain entrepreneurs and businesses.
In part due to her achievements as Baltimore’s mayor, in 2015 Mayor Rawlings-Blake became the first African-American woman, and the first Baltimorean, elected as president of the United States Conference of Mayors, the official nonpartisan organization for cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including The First Citizen Award (Maryland State Senate), "Maryland’s Top 100 Women” Honoree (The Maryland Daily Record - 2007 & 2011), “50 Women To Watch” Honoree ( The Baltimore Sun, 2013), and the Shirley Chisholm Memorial Award Trailblazer (The National Congress of Black Women).
A trailblazing leader, strategist, and advocate, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks on a wide range of important and timely issues including Women in Leadership, Social Justice, Fiscal Management and Effective Leadership In Turbulent Times.
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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a press conference Thursday to voice her continued support of immigrants and refugees.… Read more
The Justice Department released a blistering report Wednesday, spelling out a long pattern of racial discrimination by the Baltimore Police Department. An investigation of policing from 2010 to 2015 has revealed an unmistakable picture of disparities. Gwen Ifill gets reaction to the… Read more
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake advocated for gun reform and sparred with a Wall Street Journal columnist over policing tactics on MSNBC's Morning Joe Friday morning.… Read more