Tallahassee, FL - Mayor John Marks met with President Barack Obama earlier today at the White House in Washington, D.C. Marks was joined in the private meeting with the President by 10 of his fellow mayors from across the country, part of a delegation representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The discussion with President Obama covered a number of topics such as the Recovery Act and the economy; however, the central focus was on the creation of jobs.
“I want to extend my appreciation to President Obama for taking the time to meet with our delegation and listen to our thoughts regarding a number of issues affecting our communities,” Marks said. “Today I was able to speak directly to the President and convey just how important job creation is to the people of Tallahassee.”
Additionally, Mayor Marks met with several high level members of the federal government, including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Marks discussed current critical issues with the officials, including economic recovery, job creation and the challenges facing the Tallahassee housing market.
“It is important that our national leaders understand the issues facing the citizens of Tallahassee,” Marks said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to carry that message with me to Washington.”