During the African American Mayors Association’s (AAMA) Annual Conference last week, Mayor Oliver Gilbert of Miami Gardens, FL was officially sworn in as the new President of the Association. Mayor Gilbert takes over the reigns of the organization from outgoing president, Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven, CT. The Florida A&M University graduate, who went on to complete law school at the University of Miami, has served as Miami Gardens Mayor since 2012 and is currently serving his second term. “Becoming president of the African-American Mayors Association is an extraordinary honor,” said the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity member. “Over the next year we will continue the conversation of equity and equality that affects African Americans throughout the country. We will focus on the diversity of issues that speak to our growth and evolution. From housing to wealth building, public safety to innovation. We are whole and our interests and needs are diverse; so shall be our advocacy.” .