GERING — The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is honoring Gering Mayor Tony Kaufman for his work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. USGLC paid tribute to mayors across America at its virtual 2021 Tribute Celebration on Dec. 7.
“USGLC is proud to honor Mayor Kaufman because he has been an influential advocate for strengthening American global leadership to support our communities here at home,” Liz Schrayer, president and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, said. “Let’s face it, mayors across the country are on the frontlines every day, addressing global issues that are now kitchen table issues – from the pandemic to our economy – that matter to their constituents. They uniquely understand that America simply can’t ignore what happens outside our borders.
“Mayors across America are stepping up, knowing that diplomacy and development are essential to the health, safety and economic interests of every American family. It’s exciting to recognize them.”
Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, USGLC Co-Chair, and Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and head of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will join USGLC’s tribute to America’s mayors, which will highlight Mayor Kaufman among a bipartisan group of mayors across the nation being honored for their leadership.
This American global leadership event includes a tribute to former Secretary of State and General Colin Powell by two other former Secretaries of State, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright. It will also include a recognition of U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) for their work in strengthening U.S. engagement around the world.
The USGLC event is also honoring Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency António Guterres. Throughout his 45-year long career in public service, Secretary-General Guterres has prioritized bringing together the global community to build a better, safer world for all. Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will offer a special tribute, and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, will interview the Secretary-General.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.