The U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association was founded in 2011 to generate a strong advocacy voice for the binational metropolitan areas along the U.S.-Mexico border and their residents. Chamber President Jerry Sanders, then Mayor of San Diego, was one of the founders.
On September 21, over 25 Mayors from border cities along the U.S. – Mexico border gathered for the Border Mayors Association Binational Summit 2018 hosted in San Antonio, Texas. During the summit, the coalition of border mayors, including co-chairs Mayor Faulconer from the City of San Diego, and Mayor Gastelum from the City of Tijuana, signed two resolutions reaffirming their commitment to support international trade and funding for border infrastructure projects. With this resolution, the Border Mayors Association urged federal leaders to restore funding for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program in next fiscal year’s budget.
“Together we can strengthen social and economic development for our region, especially on issues of border security and infrastructure as this benefits citizens on both sides of the border” stated Mayor Gastelum.
“By working together, this group of mayors plays a critical role in building bridges between our two countries and showing how collaboration can lead to economic prosperity for the border region,” Mayor Faulconer said.