The National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) represents more than 650 African American Mayors across the United States; collectively its membership represents over 48 million citizens. NCBM is a leader in the redevelopment of our most vulnerable communities and works towards the empowerment of leadership.
NCBM President Mayor Robert L. Bowser
The Honorable Robert L. Bowser is the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange, New Jersey. He holds the distinction of being the first African American in the history of the City to have been elected to serve a third term.
Vanessa R. Williams: A Vanguard Visionary
The humility and grace of Vanessa R. Williams covers her presence with an unassuming posture. It is a closer look at her vision and work that will reveal the global influence of the 35-year-old Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM).
PAST PRESIDENTS 1974-1978 A. J. Cooper, Founder (Prichard, AL) 1978-1982 Richard G. Hatcher (Gary, IN)
Our Founding Thirteen Black mayors, newly elected in the South, were the visionaries who founded the Southern Conference of Black Mayors (SCBM) in 1974. They were elected following enactment of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965.