Mayor-elect Jim Kenney will spend the later part of this week at Harvard University, learning alongside other newly elected mayors.

Kenney will be taking part in the Harvard Institute of Politics' Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors from Wednesday through Friday. The three-day conference is held every two years for mayor-elects from cities with populations over 75,000 and focuses on urban policy issues such as public safety, municipal finance and crisis management.

"As part of the transition process, my team and I have considered policies and management tactics from urban areas all over the country," Kenney said in a statement Monday. "This conference presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from our nation's top experts and other mayors on their experiences. I am honored to be included in a valuable tradition which has brought together new mayors and urban policy experts for more than four decades."

Travel expenses are paid by the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Over the summer, Kenney and his staff also traveled to Pittsburgh, Boston and New to speak with mayors there and their staffs about various policy initiatives. Most recently, Kenney traveled to Cincinnati with some of his newly appointed cabinet members and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke to learn about Cincinnati's community school model.

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