Mayor’s address to U.S. Conference of Mayors


This is a video of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s 16-minute presentation to the general assembly of the U.S. ¬†Conference of Mayors in January 2006, a mere five months after Hurricane Katrina decimated Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Tom Cochran, the longtime executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, invited Holloway to Washington, D.C. ¬†to address the nation’s mayors after visiting storm-ravaged Biloxi and the Gulf Coast in the wake of the storm.¬†

Holloway prefaced his remarks with a message from the residents of Biloxi “to all of those mayors and city leaders from across this great country who have called or e-mailed us with words of encouragement or donated personnel, equipment or money: Thank you. From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the citizens of Biloxi: I say thank you.

“Your gestures, and your thoughts and prayers are sincerely appreciated. Words cannot adequately express our deep sense of gratitude. God bless all of you.”
Read the text of the mayor’s remarks