Liberian born special investigator to speak at world mayors’ confab

“Detroit is well-prepared to host the World Conference of Mayors and I offer our city’s full support for a successful, rewarding conference,” says Detroit Mayor Duggan, center in photo.

WASHINGTON, DC –  Garreson Al Smith, a Liberian born and American trained security and intelligence analysis professional with expertise in economic crimes and crimes resulting from conflicts, is selected to speak at the World Conference of Mayors’ trade and investment conference scheduled to take place from October 23 -27, 2017. The mayors’ trade and investment conference is being hosted by Mayor Michael Edward Duggan of the city of Detroit in the US state of Michigan.

Smith will be a panelist during the conference’s law enforcement night along with several states attorneys general.

Garreson Alvin Smith

Smith who is currently a special investigator in the Washington DC Metro area has a wealth of experience and accomplishments in his field. His career experience includes serving as a member of the K (Kosovo Forces Multi National Group East NATO International Security Mission in the Balkans) under the United States Department of Defense and as a former contract staffer at the U.S Department of Justice.

His other career stints include working with the U.S Department of Homeland Security, the White House Visitor Center, the International Monetary Fund among others. Smith along with several nominees will also be receiving the Martin Luther King Humanitarian award at the end of the conference for their services to toward society.

Established in 1984, the World Conference of Mayors is an Alabama institution. According to its website, the primary objective of the organization is to stimulate positive and constructive relations between mayors internationally, based on interlocking interests and concerns.

Through a network of international municipal associations, mayors, and units of local governments, The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. plans, designs and manages an international, intergovernmental communications system, promoting trust, trade, tourism, technology, treasury, training, and twin city programs and services between mayors and cities of the world.

Its goal includes building trust as well as promoting trade, tourism, technology, treasury, training and twin city programs and services between cities and other local public officials and jurisdictions around the world.

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Blama G. Konuwah

Blama G. Konuwah resides in Vancouver, Canada. He is a public issues analyst and senior contributor to Globe Afrique.
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