From August 8-11, 2016, the GRC attended the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) annual Legislative Summit in Chicago. The NCSL Legislative Summit draws in state policymakers from across the country and provides attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss policies affecting the states. This year’s summit drew in over 5,000 attendees, which included state legislators, legislative staff, members of the business community, educators, and stakeholders.
The Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) attended the 84th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Indianapolis from June 24-27th. The conference, which was attended by 204 mayors and numerous city officials, members of the business community, and executive branch staff, gave the GRC a unique opportunity to meet with many mayors to discuss its programs.
The the founder and executive director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program was awarded the 2016 Pearl S. Buck International Woman of Influence for her work with the community-based art program. This program has been highly successful at deterring graffiti since its inception in 1986. The murals have transformed the city. Golden has also developed innovative art programs in youth art, education, restorative justice and behavioral health.
Source: Montgomery Media