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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will speak at undergraduate commencement

Queens'May 2012 undergraduates will be privileged to hear Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, speak at their commencement ceremony on May 5, 2012.

Foxx, a Charlotte native, was elected to City Council as an At-Large Representative in 2005 and served two terms before being elected mayor in 2009.

As mayor, Foxx set three goals: strengthening and diversifying the area economy, improving quality of life and building stronger relationships with Raleigh and Washington, D.C.

During his first term, Foxx had a successful bid for the Democratic National Convention to come to Charlotte, and it was announced in February 2011 that Charlotte would be hosting the DNC in September 2012. Mayor Foxx was elected as the official "host" for the convention.

Some of Foxx's past political experience in Charlotte includes being Chair of the Environmental Committee, Chair of Transportation Committee, and a Council representative on Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Development Corporation.

Additionally, Foxx has been recognized as one of The Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40" and received the North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award. 

For more information on Commencement ceremonies, visit http://www.queens.edu/commencement.

 

 

 

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