Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress During U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting

Washington, D.C.On the heels of President Trump’s joint address to Congress, U.S. mayors will travel to the nation’s capital to press federal lawmakers on key issues important to people living in cities and their metropolitan areas — particularly infrastructure investment, immigration & public safety and the impact of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a bipartisan delegation of more than 30 mayors who serve in the organization’s leadership will convene for meetings on Capitol Hill from Wednesday, March 1st to Friday, March 3rd to urge federal cooperation on their priorities.

During their meetings mayors will stress that while cities are home to innovation, creativity and cultural diversity, they still need federal support to address crumbling infrastructure — from roads and bridges to power grids and water systems — as well as inadequate resources for many local programs that may be slated for budget cuts.

The two-day leadership session will be held at the Capital Hilton hotel and is closed to press coverage. Mayors ARE AVAILABLE for one-on-one interviews upon request.

Mayors to attend include (subject to change):

  • Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM President
  • New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Vice President
  • Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM Second Vice President
  • Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett
  • Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis
  • Albuquerque (NM) Mayor Richard Berry
  • District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard
  • Tampa (FL) Mayor Bob Buckhorn
  • West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon
  • Augusta (GA) Mayor Hardie Harris
  • Racine (WI) Mayor John Dickert
  • Beaverton (OR) Mayor Denny Doyle
  • Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fisher
  • Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson
  • Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Joseph Ganim
  • Mesa (AZ) Mayor John Giles
  • Denver (CO) Mayor Michael Hancock
  • Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz
  • Plano (TX) Harry Larosiliere
  • Frisco (TX) Mayor Maher Maso
  • Hope (NJ) Mayor Timothy McDonough
  • Sumpter (SC) Mayor Joseph McElveen
  • New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jonathan Mitchell
  • Tempe (AZ) Mayor Mark Mitchell
  • Pembroke Pines (FL) Frank Ortis
  • Allentown (PA) Mayor Pawlowski
  • Knoxville (TN) Mayor Madeline Rogero
  • Santa Barbara (CA) Mayor Helene Schneider
  • Madison (WI) Mayor Paul Soglin
  • Tacoma (WA) Mayor Marilyn Strickland
  • Irving (TX) Mayor Beth Van Duyne
  • Piscataway (NJ) Brian Wahler
  • Newton (MA) Mayor Setti Warren
  • Fontana (CA) Mayor Acquanetta Warren
  • Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley