PHILADELPHIA, PA - Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a 'Moving America Forward' rally. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

NBC Philadelphia-Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has been named 70th president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Nutter assumed the post Saturday at the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando and gave his inaugural address entitled “Moving America’s Cities Forward.”

Nutter said cities now have less money and fewer people to provide services, and he called that “our new normal in America.”

He cited innovative efforts by cities across the country to address the challenges, including Philadelphia rethinking how it uses water.

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