Box 18, Folder 22, Document 7

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Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404

January 13, 1967


R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison


To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From: Dan Sweat WO

Subject: Urban America Conference

Attached is a clipping from the Washington Post reporting on
the Mayors Conference which I attended for you in Washington
on Monday, January 9.

A follow-up meeting has been scheduled for noon on January 27,
Urban America is to:

1. Follow up on steps to form the coalition of Mayors and
other key groups such as business, labor, civil rights,

Explore means to structure an economic advisory board
for cities, possibly similar to the President's Council
of Economic Advisors for the Federal Government.

Make suggestions and recommendations toward a better
public relations program to make known the good things
cities are doing.

I would strongly urge that you attend the January 27 meeting if
at all possible, I feel that this group needs your personal

Mayor Allen
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January 13, 1967

assistance and that the City of Atlanta will benefit greatly from
your participation with this group.

I had an interesting conversation with Stephen Currier, President
of Urban America, while at the meeting. Mr. Currier said he
was anxious to come to Atlanta and get a chance to meet you and
that his organization intended to assist our housing efforts in some
significant way. Although he wasn't sure as to what form this
assistance would take he indicated very keen interest and the
desire that they do participate. As you know, Mr. Currier's
main occupation is giving away his money and I think we are in

an ideal position to offer our services in seeing that some of it
gets spent for the best possible good of mankind.

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