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Draft Executive Order Flood Plain Management


EECBG Allocations and Guidance Released by DOE

 
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Energy has released the guidance and eligible city allocations for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

You can access the guidance and application material at www.eecbg.energy.gov/ and the allocation amounts atwww.eecbg.energy.gov/GrantAlloc.html.

Congratulations to all the Mayors who through your hard work made the Conference led EECBG a reality.

If you have any questions, please contact Debra DeHaney-Howard (202-861-6702) or Judy Sheahan (202-861-6775) of my staff.

Cities Recycle Over 115 Million Aluminum Cans during National Challenge- Cans for Cash Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting (Press Release)

 

The winners of the $5,000 awards for the most aluminum cans recycled are: 
>    Division One (population 250,000+) Milwaukee, WI*  1,750,595 pounds, Mayor Tom Barrett
>    Division Two (population 100,000-249,999) Fontana, CA* 266,271 pounds, Mayor Mark Nuami
>    Division Three (population 50,000-99,999) Hesperia, CA  1,120,660 pounds, Mayor Mike Leonard
>    Division Four (population below 50,000) University City, MO  56,211 pounds, Mayor Joseph L. Adams
* Note:  2007 Winners in Division Category

To help mayors engage their communities in recycling and raise awareness about its importance over the long term, cities submitted innovative education and marketing ideas for an additional $5,000 award.  The cities being recognized for the most innovative campaigns are as follows:

>    Division One:  Lexington, KY, Mayor Jim Newberry
>    Division Two:  Irvine, CA, Mayor Sukhee Kong
>    Division Three: North Miami, FL, Mayor Kevin Burns
>    Division Four: Troy, OH, Mayor Mike Beamish

The following winning cities will be awarded $5,000 and their local Keep America Beautiful, Inc. affiliate will be awarded $2,500:
>    Division One:  Louisville, KY*, Mayor Jerry E. Abramson
>    Division Two: Newport News, VA, Mayor Joseph Frank
>    Division Three: Gastonia, NC, Mayor Jennie Stultz
>    Division Four: LaGrange, GA*, Mayor Jeff Lukken
* Note:  2007 Winners in Division Category

Environment Department Links:

 

Brownfield's Publications:

Recycling America's Land: A Compendium of Best Practices, Vol. 1- Reclaiming Land, Revitalizing Communities (Featuring the Communities of: Albuquerque, Baton Rouge, Dearborn, Fayetteville,Gainesville, Jackson, Lansing, Lewiston, Moline, Palatine, Rome, St. Louis and Tallahassee)

 

Recycling America's Land: A Compendium of Best Practices, Vol. 2- Reclaiming Land, Revitalizing Communities (Featuring the Communities of: Altoona, Akron, Buffalo, Indianapolis, New York,Seattle, South Bend, Trenton and West Hollywood)

 

Recycling America's Land: A Compendium of Best Practices, Vol. 3- Greening America's Workforce (Featuring the Communities of: Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, District of Columbia, Long Beach,Miami, Roanoke and Winston-Salem)

 

Spotlighting Best Practices in America's Cities, Vol. 1 (Featuring the Communities of: Buffalo, Chicago,Denver, District of Columbia, Miami, Oklahoma City and Southfield)

 

A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment- 2008, Volume VII (Survey)

 

*We are working on the completion of an interactive map which will feature detailed information on each of the submitted sites.

 For more information see our website at www.usmayors.org/brownfields

 

Meetings Calendar:


2009 MWMA FALL SUMMIT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

General Registration / Sponsorship RegistrationExhibitor Registration / Hotel


Meeting material archive:

Metro Economies Report Shows Energy Costs Strain American Households
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Press Release (10/26) 
<!--[if !vml]-->Full Report | Key Findings (10/26)

 

For information about Environmental issues please contact:

Judy Sheahan
Assistant Executive Director
U.S. Conference of Mayors
1620 I St., NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 861-6702 (w)
(202) 293-2352 (f) jsheahan@usmayors.org