Mayor to attend international conference

Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson
Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson is getting ready to attend the International Mayor's Conference in Israel.

She is one of four mayors attending from the U.S. and the only female participant. The conference will be a chance for mayors across the globe to exchange ideas concerning challenges and opportunities they have faced.

"The whole objective of the trip is to see how the Israeli's government operates and the connectivity because they are very strong, very strong in homeland security efforts, and not only that, to build relationships with cities across the world," Jackson said.

The conference is May 4 to 13.

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