Tweetie Bird It is about imagining that the center is ever flexible and having the courage to create new centers.-Theaster Gates on his work #ArtPlace [More from ccoletta]

May 12, 2002

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Mayor Gus Garcia is the first Hispanic mayor of Austin, Texas. Elected last November to succeed the popular Kirk Watson, Mayor Garcia has a long record of public service, serving 9 years as a member of the Austin City Council and 6 years on the cityÕs school board.

He is a CPA and a graduate of the University of Texas, in downtown Austin.

David Armstrong is Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky. ItÕs a city that has struggled to find its way in the New Economy, with only slow growth in population and income compared to its peer cities. But Louisville is also being recognized as one of AmericaÕs most livable cities, and progress in its downtown and its neighborhoods is impressive. Mayor Armstrong has held office since 1999, and his tenure ends in January 2003 when the city of Louisville is consolidated with Jefferson County.

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