22 Mayors to be Honored for Model Public/Private Partnerships


Contact: Tony Iallonardo of the U. S. Conference of Mayors,
202-293-7330 or 202-241-0244 (pager)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Excellence in
Public/Private Partnership Awards recognizing outstanding
partnerships between cities and companies will be conferred
at a luncheon led by Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr.
as part of USCMs 68th Winter Meeting. Mayors and their private
partners from 22 cities will receive awards or special recognition.

The luncheon is scheduled for Jan. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at
the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. In addition to
Cianci, who serves as chair of the Mayors and Business Community
Task Force, Denver Mayor and Conference President Wellington
E. Webb, and Seattle Mayor and Host of the Mayors June Annual
Meeting Paul Schell are scheduled to participate.

In announcing the award, Conference Executive Director J. Thomas
Cochran remarked, "All of these partnerships share in common a
synergy that brought positive changes in the ways city services are
delivered. In recent years, in city after city, we have seen how
partnerships have resulted in new and creative approaches to solving
some of the most intractable problems faced by cities. These
Public/Private Partnership award winners can inspire other cities and
companies to work together to improve the quality of life for all
city residents."

At the luncheon, the Conference will release a "Public/Private
Partnership Awards Best Practices Guide." This report describes the
winning partnerships in three award categories: the Award of
Excellence, the Outstanding Achievement Award, and Best Practice.
The guide will provide a blueprint for other cities to emulate the
winners.

Press is required to register for this event and others during the
Conference's 68th Winter Meeting. Registrations will be accepted by
telephone or on the Internet at the Conference's Winter Meeting
Information Center, www.usmayors.org/uscm/68thWinterMeeting. The
USCM press room on site will be the Pan American Room
(Phone 202-639-5422).

Press conferences will be held in the New York Room.

The award winners are as follows.

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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

(1) Boston/3Com: School Technology Program

(2) Dayton/Home Builders Association of Dayton & The Miami Valley:
Wright-Dunbar Revitalization Project

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(1) The City of Buffalo and American Water Works: Privatization of
Water Treatment

(2) The City of Burlingame and USFilter: Privatization of
Wastewater Treatment Services

(3) The City of Detroit and DaimlerChrysler: Mack Avenue
Brownfield Redevelopment

(4) The City of Fremont and Browning-Ferris Industries: Partnering
for Disaster Preparedness

(5) The City of Holly Hill, Florida, and Waste Management:
Privatization of Waste Removal Services

(6) The City of Indianapolis and United Water: The White River
Environmental Partnership

(7) Kansas City, Missouri, and Fannie Mae: Urban Core
Redevelopment Partnership: Beacon Hill Neighborhood

(8) The City of Tempe and CH2M HILL: An Oasis Returns to the
Valley of the Sun

(9) The City of Washington, DC, and Freddie Mac: Wednesday's Child

BEST PRACTICE RECOGNITION

(1) The City of Atlanta and United Water Services: Privatization
of Water Services

(2) The City of Bridgeport and USFilter: Privatization of
Wastewater Treatment

(3) The City of Buffalo and Fannie Mae: University Community
Initiative

(4) The City of Danbury and USFilter: Privatization of Wastewater
Treatment Services

(5) The City of Danville and American Water Works: Privatization
of Wastewater Treatment Services

(6) The City of Hinton, West Virginia, and American Water Works:
Regional Water Project

(7) The City of Houston and Fannie Mae: HouseHouston

(8) The City of Minneapolis and Honeywell/Allina Health System:
The Phillips Partnership

(9) The City of Oakland and Freddie Mac: Oakland Homeownership
Assistance Alliance

(10) The City of St. Louis and Fannie Mae: HouseSt.Louis

(11) The City of Washington, DC, and Fannie Mae: HouseWashington

An independent panel of judges was appointed by the Conference of
Mayors to review the submissions. The judges are former Newport News
Mayor Jessie Rattley, James Taylor of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
and Judith Burrell of the National Association of Broadcasters.
Criteria upon which their selections were made included: improvement
in delivery of services, replicability, sustainability, cost savings,
creativity of approach, benefits to both public and private partners,
economic and business benefits, and measurable results.