Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Ex-mayor Rawlings-Blake takes paid job as adviser to Airbnb

Ex-mayor Rawlings-Blake takes paid job as adviser to Airbnb

Former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has joined an Airbnb advisory board as the accommodation rental company continues to battle with the hotel industry over how it ought to be regulated.

Rawlings-Blake, who departed City Hall last year, joins former mayors of Rome and Houston who serve as paid members of a Mayoral Advisory Board at the company. She said she was excited to join the board so she could find ways for cities to benefit from Airbnb.

“In my six years as Mayor of the City of Baltimore, I saw firsthand the positive impact that tourism and visitors have on a community,” Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. “While I have left office, promoting economic...

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