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York Mayor Kim Bracey will launch her re-election bid on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. at her campaign headquarters, 6 South Queen Street, York. Mayor Bracey was elected the first African American Mayor of York in 2009. She was sworn in as the 24th Mayor of York in January, 2010. In her first term, Mayor Bracey has focused on professionalizing all aspects of York City government. She consolidated all city offices under one roof, regionalized fire rescue services and launched six new neighborhood policing units. She has generated new revenue for the City by collecting delinquent sewer and refuse accounts. Under Mayor Bracey’s leadership, new business has thrived in the City. She has overseen $125 million in economic and community development initiatives. Mayor Bracey has secured state investment funding for York’s historic markets and to build the community cultural arts center. Mayor Bracey has visited every school in York and launched First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to combat childhood obesity. Her Take 10 program has cleaned up our streets and the Bring on Play initiative has rebuilt four city parks. Mayor Bracey is an active participant in the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities and the Pennsylvania League of Municipalities. She served on the boards of York Hospital, The Martin Library, The York County Community Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Mayor Bracey attended York City Schools, Bloomberg University and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. She received the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.