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St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman at National League of Cities conference

He’s in line to be president next year … if he runs for re-election next November and wins.

Mayor Chris Coleman is in Boston this week for the National League of Cities annual Congress.

The mayor received a leadership award and posted a picture of himself and the plaque on his Facebook page.

He’s the group’s first vice-president this year, in line to be president in 2014. That’s assuming, as we do, that he’ll run for re-election as mayor in November 2013 and win.

The conference includes workshops and seminars in governing, sustainability, youth, democracy and a host of other important issues.