New York State Democrats have reportedly given Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren the “Bridge Builder” award at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The New York State Democratic Committee presented Mayor Warren with the award in recognition of her “many contributions to upstate New York,” as well as her work in creating the Rochester-Monroe Anti Poverty Initiative, Wednesday.
The mayor is currently attending the convention, which runs from July 25 to July 28, as a delegate for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“For decades, Rochester was stuck in a cycle of decline, where jobs left, pessimism ruled, and poverty took over many of our neighborhoods,” Warren stated. “My number one priority since taking office was to revitalize and reinvigorate our city, and uplift our residents by creating more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, and better educational opportunities. But no one can do anything alone, which is why I’m thankful to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, our state delegation, the Rochester City Council, and everyone else who has had a hand in Rochester’s turnaround.”
Warren said she was proud to represent the city, in receipt of the award, during her acceptance speech.