Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will get a break from Baltimore’s sultry summer heat next week when she attends a conference at the mountain retreat of Park City, Utah.
The Board of Estimates is set to approve today $3,534.72 in travel funds for the mayor and her governmental affairs aide, Andrew Smullian. The pair will leave Baltimore next Wednesday and return on Sunday, August 4, according to the board’s agenda.
The mayor will be attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Summer Leadership Officers Meeting. Last month, Rawlings-Blake was named second vice president of the lobbying and educational group based in Washington, D.C.
Third Trip West
This will be Rawlings-Blake’s third trip to the far west since late May. She attended the U.S. Conference’s annual meeting in Las Vegas in June and, before that, a real estate convention that doubled as the wedding site for her lobbyist friend, Lisa Harris Jones.
The cost of a Baltimore police officer, assigned as executive security for out-of-town mayoral travel, was not disclosed in the board’s records.
Park City is known for its winter skiing and summer golf. Home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it is located in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City.