December 7, 2021 – Media Borough’s Mayor, Bob McMahon, was recently honored by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) as a 2021 Global Statesman of the Year for 2021.
Mayor McMahon was recognized for his work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. The mayor currently serves on the UGLSC Pennsylvania Advisory Committee. USGLC paid tribute to Mayors across America at its virtual 2021 Tribute Celebration on December 7th.
“USGLC is proud to honor Mayor McMahon because he has been an influential advocate for strengthening American global leadership to support our communities here at home,” said Liz Schrayer, President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. “Let’s face it, mayors across the country are on the frontlines every day, addressing global issues that are now kitchen table issues – from the pandemic to our economy – that matter to their constituents. They uniquely understand that America simply can’t ignore what happens outside our borders.”
“Mayors across America are stepping up, knowing that diplomacy and development are essential to the health, safety, and economic interests of every American family. It’s exciting to recognize them,” added Schrayer.
Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, USGLC Co-Chair, and Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor and head of Bloomberg Philanthropies, joined USGLC’s Tribute to America’s Mayors, which highlighted Mayor McMahon among a bipartisan group of mayors across the nation being honored for their leadership.
Mayor Bob McMahon has been serving the borough of Media since 1982 and has been the Mayor of Media since 1992. His partnership in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition began after he had served in the Vietnam war where he was tasked with brokering diplomacy and public safety within 3 Vietnamese villages. Mayor McMahon saw the value of diplomacy and development working among the sometimes divergent Vietnamese people in the communities where he was stationed. “The USGLC is a group that supports diplomacy internationally” states the mayor. “They advocate for diplomacy and development among different and often disparate groups to prevent conflict and keep our nation safe.”
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) works in our nation’s capital and across the country to strengthen America’s civilian-led tools — development and diplomacy — alongside defense. By advocating for a strong International Affairs Budget, the USGLC is working to make America’s international affairs programs a keystone of U.S. foreign policy.
The USGLC is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world. The USGLC works in our nation’s capital and across the country to educate and inspire support from the American public and policymakers on the importance of America’s civilian-led tools of development and diplomacy. By advocating for a strong and effective International Affairs Budget, the USGLC is working to make the smart power tools of development and diplomacy a keystone of America’s engagement with the world.
ABOUT MEDIA BOROUGH
Media Borough is the County Seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Located 12 miles (19 km) west of Philadelphia, Media was incorporated in 1850 when the court records were moved from Chester. From that point on, Media has been developed as a planned community with an infrastructure to support growth and commerce for years to come. Its active shopping districts, quiet residential streets, numerous civic and religious institutions, and convenient transportation facilities are all within easy walking distance of each other. Media draws more than one-quarter million people from its surrounding townships who come to visit or work in the borough. With weekday activity at the County Courthouse, Media brings in over 15,000 visitors and employees during normal business hours. To learn more about Media Borough visit: https://www.mediaborough.com/