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June 28, 2003

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John Norquist took office in 1988 as the 37th Mayor of Milwaukee.Ê ÊFourteen years later, he is serving his fourth and last term as mayor.Ê The Economist magazine says Mayor Norquist is, "part of a strong wind of change that is beginning to blow through American cities." The Wall Street Journal has called Mayor Norquist "a genuine New Democrat" and praised his work to spark private investment by holding down taxes. Governing magazine named him Public Official of the Year in 1998.

Mayor Norquist is a prominent participant in national discussions on urban design, government efficiency and educational issues. He is the author of The Wealth of Cities (Addison-Wesley, 1998) and has taught courses in urban planning and development at the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and at Marquette University.ÊÊ He chaired the National League of Cities Task Force on Federal Policy and Family Poverty and serves as a board member of the Alliance for Redesigning Government and the Congress for the New Urbanism.

John Norquist is serving his fourth term as Mayor of Milwaukee.

Leo Arnoult is chairman of the AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy and president of Arnoult and Associates.

His firm helps nonprofit organizations strengthen their development programs.ÊLeo was the founding President of the Memphis chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), formerly the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives (NSFRE) and has served on its National Board of Directors. He currently serves on the board of the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC) and is Chairman of the Trust for Philanthropy, which publishes Giving USA.

Arnoult was a professional community organizer with Industrial Areas Foundation in the Midwest and Northeast. He then became the chief development officer at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, and he played a key role in the establishment of a corporate sponsored center for telecommunications that led to the establishment of graduate studies at the college.

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