In April, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be installed as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a post that will increase his profile on the national stage. Johnson will be the first Sacramento mayor to lead the organization in its 81-year history.

Johnson wants to raise Sacramento’s national visibility and to secure private and public investment in the city.

“The spotlight is going to be on our community,” Johnson said last week during an interview in his City Hall office. “This game is about relationships and knowing people, and we’re in line to capitalize on that in a big way.”

To prepare for Johnson’s expected absences this year, the City Council has named a vice mayor and, for the first time, a mayor pro tem.

Read the complete article in the Sac Bee:  Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson hits the road to draw attention to Sacramento.

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