Mayors Leading at the Republican and Democratic Conventions

During the GOP Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, mayors will be on the ground championing our Invest and Protect message.

Convention Events

  • July 19: Local Leaders Reception in Cleveland, co-hosted by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, American Public Transit Association, and the City of Cleveland
  • July 26: USCM Luncheon at the Democratic National Convention, noon-2pm

USCM President Mick Cornett at the GOP Convention

USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will be addressing the GOP Convention on Monday, July 18 during the end of the 2pm hour. You can watch his remarks live here.

Invest Protect during the Primary Season

During the primaries, the Conference took the Invest and Protect message on the road to Iowa where we participated in the Iowa Brown and Black forum.

The 2016 Mayors Compact for a Better America: 16 Points for the 2016 Mayors Compact

  1. Recognize, support, and strengthen the Metro-City Economic Engines that drive our national economy
  2. Invest in and modernize our D+ rated transportation system
  3. Educate and train a 21st Century USA workforce
  4. Protect our streets, neighborhoods, and national borders
  5. Fix our broken immigration system
  6. Develop healthy, safe, affordable, and modern water and wastewater systems
  7. Spark community development – create affordable housing and fully fund the CDBG program
  8. Expand clean energy use to grow the economy and protect the climate and environment--urbanize the Department of Energy
  9. Promote broadband access, technology, and innovation in our cities
  10. Provide access to healthy food, healthcare, and mental health services
  11. Enact new tax policy promoting investment to cities and middle class growth – reduce income inequality
  12. Support metro economies through trade and export production
  13. Vigorously promote international travel and tourism to USA cities
  14. Support an expanded National Endowment for the Arts – elevate the Arts and Tourism to Cabinet level
  15. Stop sending unfunded federal mandates to our cities
  16. Recruit and include Mayors and Local Officials to serve in the Federal Executive Departments and The White House