Box 7, Folder 10, Document 13

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1815 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: 347-9630

CHAIRMAN: John W. Gardner
CO-CHAIRMEN: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph

March 18, 1969

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Ivan:

During the last year the Urban Coalition has grown rapidly
in both numbers of staff and the programs and activities

we are currently carrying out. The time when I could
singlehandedly manage both the external and internal affairs
of the Coalition has long since passed. For this reason,

I have instituted several internal changes which I believe
will significantly improve our capacity to carry out our
responsibilities during the forthcoming year. These

changes include the following:

1. I have appointed Peter Libassi, formerly Vice
President for Local Coalitions, to be the Executive Vice
President of the Urban Coalition.

2. I have revised the internal procedures by which
policies and programs were developed by establishing a
Policy Committee which I will chair. The other members of
the Policy Committee will be Carl Holman, Vice President
for Policy and Program Development, and Peter Libassi,


John W. Gardner


cc: Mr. Dan Sweat

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