More than 300 Mayors Slated to Attend the 85th Winter Meeting During Presidential Inauguration Week

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City
(OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a record number of more than 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials, Congressional members, and business leaders to ensure the economic health of America’s cities on the eve of the Presidential Inaugural, Tuesday, January 17th to Thursday, January 19th.

USCM has sent letters to several Trump cabinet nominees, including Vice President-elect Mike Pence, inviting
them to speak at the meeting. The mayors will also hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 17th at 11:30 a.m. ET, where they will discuss their priorities for the new Presidential Administration. In December, USCM was the first organization to be invited to Trump Tower to meet with President-elect Trump, where the bipartisan delegation of mayors emphasized more than 85% of people in the United States

In December, USCM was the first organization to be invited to Trump Tower to meet with President-elect Trump, where the bipartisan delegation of mayors emphasized more than 85% of people in the United States live in our nation’s cities and metro areas, thus mayors clearly understand how urban issues impact everyday Americans and are calling on the new Administration to engage mayors as it focuses on those issues.

Highlights of the three-day convening include sessions on Transportation and Infrastructure, Healthcare, Public Safety, Immigration, Energy, Water, Education & the Workforce and a New Mayors Session with more than 75 first-time attendees preregistered for the meeting.
On-site registration will also be available with current press credentials at the Capital Hilton in the New York Room (2nd Flr). A draft agenda and list of preregistered mayors are available at www.usmayors.org. All business/daytime sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated. All evening events are closed.

USCM is proud to announce that Ford Motor Company is the title sponsor for the Winter Meeting. Ford Motor
Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The company is also aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility.

  • WHAT: OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE 85th USCM Winter Meeting:
    • Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM President (R)
    • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Vice President (D)
    • Columbia (SC) Mayor Stephen Benjamin (D)
    • Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director
    • U.S. Mayors from across the country
  • WHEN: Tuesday, January 17th at 11:30am – 12:30pm ET
  • WHERE: Statler Room | Capital Hilton | 1001 16th St, NW | Washington, D.C. | 202-393-1000
By | 2017-02-22T09:32:46+00:00 January 10, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

About the Author:

Elena Temple is the Director of Public Affairs for the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-286-1100 or via email at etemple@usmayors.org.