Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the nation electing a presidential candidate who promised to
repair and upgrade the country’s infrastructure, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City
Mayor Mick Cornett will participate in a Bloomberg News Next forum on Monday, November 14 in
Washington, D.C. to highlight The Future of America’s Infrastructure.
Mayor Cornett will serve on a panel with USCM Advisory Board Member Washington, D.C. Mayor
Muriel Bowser and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to discuss the nation’s infrastructure
priorities and where the next Congress and Administration should focus its efforts.
Mayor Cornett has also requested a meeting for the bipartisan leadership of The U.S. Conference of
Mayors with President-elect Trump to discuss the shared priorities of infrastructure investment and
public safety, as the incoming Administration moves toward the inauguration and first 100 days.
With more than 80 percent of the people in this country living in cities and their metropolitan areas,
the nation’s mayors are urging a metro-focused national infrastructure agenda that directs funding to
urban areas, which already suffer from congested roads, aging water systems and leaking pipes, and
an electrical grid needing modernization. Over the next 30 years, 66 million people will move to cities
and their metro areas, accounting for 96 percent of the nation’s future population growth.
Reporters interested in attending should RSVP to Kristina Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM President
WHAT: Bloomberg Next – Panel Discussion on Infrastructure
WHEN: Monday, November 14th | 12:30pm ET
WHERE: Bloomberg, 1101 K St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Overview: The week of Bloomberg Next will kick off with a discussion of the future of America’s infrastructure.
Understanding and addressing the needs of U.S. infrastructure requires the bridging of old and new —
the upkeep of an expansive and aging infrastructure and the implementation of new technologies that
allow infrastructure to become smarter and more sustainable.