Join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for our Meet the Mayor series on Wednesday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. CT via Zoom for a conversation with Mike Absher, the mayor of Marion, IL, and John Shaw, Institute director, as they discuss Absher's experience growing up in Marion, his career in business, and his Vision 2020 strategic plan for his city.
Absher was elected mayor of Marion in April 2019. A lifelong resident of Marion, he is the founder and former CEO of Watermark Auto Group. He served for six years as the president of the Marion Community Unit School District 2. Absher is also the first elected mayor of Marion following the more than half-century tenure of Bob Butler.
This program is part of a new series of virtual conversations sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute with mayors from different Illinois communities focusing on the their career and the challenges and opportunities civic leaders face during this time of tumultuous change.
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