WASHINGTON -- Greensboro's newly elected mayor, Nancy Vaughan, is in the nation's capitol meeting with President Obama.
The Obama administration extended the invitation to 16 new mayors from across the country to discuss ways to partner on job creation, according to a news release from the city of Greensboro.
The goal of the meeting is to ensure that middle class families have a pathway to opportunity and help develop and implement policies that lead to high-paying, high-skill jobs in communities across the U.S.
"It's exciting to have this opportunity to represent Greensboro and to share ideas that could impact residents both in our community and throughout the nation," Vaughan said in a statement. "As mayors, we focus on finding smart investments that create environments to produce good jobs. I look forward to hearing how the White House and other mayors are working to build a foundation for long-term economic success."
Vaughan plans to discuss an idea about the "One Touch" approach to community stabilization.
The model assesses and addresses basic needs for individuals, families and neighborhoods. It also takes a multi-departmental and community partnership approach to providing a higher level of support for the community. "As a city government, we recognize that alone we only touch a portion of the needs of our residents," says Vaughan. But as a collective community, the 'One Touch' allows us to produce sustainable results."