San Francisco has been tapped to host the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2015, Mayor Ed Lee announced today.

About 200 mayors will gather at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel for the four-day conference scheduled for June 2015, according to Lee’s office.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase San Francisco as both a world-class tourist destination and hub for innovation in our country,” Lee said in a statement. “Events like these help unite leaders from around the country to exchange ideas and make our cities even stronger.”

San Francisco last hosted the event in 1997 when Willie Brown was mayor.

Lee attended this year’s conference, which was just held last weekend in Las Vegas.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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