BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was appointed to The Board of Trustees for the African American Mayors Association, the mayor’s office announced on Wednesday.

“I am honored to join this prestigious national organization,” Broome said in a press release. “The mission of the AAMA is to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens.”

Broome is joining the board with Mayor-Elect Eric Adams of New York City, N.Y. and Mayor Steven Reed of Montgomery, Ala.

“Collaboration with mayors across the country will benefit Baton Rouge as we share ideas and innovative solutions to the challenges we all face,” Broome said.