Monthly Archives: January 2017

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Registers Strong Support for Refugees and Immigrants

Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Conference of Mayors top officers issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s Executive Order issued late Friday halting the admission of refugees or other immigrants into the United States: “At our June 2016 annual meeting The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy recognizing our country’s “strong tradition [...]

U.S. Mayors, Police Chiefs Concerned with Sanctuary Cities Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – The following joint statement was issued today by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran and Major Cities Chiefs Association President and Montgomery County, MD Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger regarding President Trump’s Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States: “Mayors and police [...]

The Nation’s Mayors Stress Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today spoke out to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans. Following The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. last week where more than 300 mayors gathered, Conference of Mayors officers, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, New [...]

Grants Awarded for Innovation in U.S. Textile Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 23, 2017 – Walmart, The Walmart Foundation and The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently announced this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Six leading research and academic institutions were awarded a total of nearly $3 million [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors/IHS Markit Release Inaugural Survey on Smart Cities

Washington, DC—At its 85th Winter Meeting today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey, jointly developed and conducted with IHS Markit, that shows cities of all sizes are developing and implementing “smart city” projects. A copy of the report and its key findings can be found here. Within the 54 cities responding [...]

U.S. Mayors Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s largest and most influential group of mayors this week called on Congress and the Administration to fix the country’s broken immigration system and immediately begin working toward the enactment of comprehensive immigration reform. At a press conference during The United States Conference of Mayors' (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:43+00:00 January 19, 2017|Immigration Reform, Mayors and Police Chiefs, Press Room|

Americans for the Arts Honor Exceptional Leaders in the Arts

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017—Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to two elected officials at The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. The honorees have supported and [...]

Six Cities Share $445,000 in Grants to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, DC. — Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. “America’s beverage companies understand they [...]

By | 2017-05-16T07:51:28+00:00 January 18, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Children Health and Human Services|

Survey of Mayors Reveals Hotel Industry is Vital to Local Economies

January 17, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the results of a survey of mayors across the nation that shows the valuable partnerships hotels and the travel sector have with cities from coast to coast, serving as critical components to [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grant Program

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 17, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced a call for nominations for the 2017 CommunityWINS℠ grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country. Launched in 2015, the CommunityWINS grant program includes a [...]

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:46+00:00 January 10, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|