Monthly Archives: June 2017

Council on Metro Economies and the New American City Meets During 85th Annual Meeting

The Council on Metro Economies and the New American City convened at the 85th Annual Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach June 23 to hear from leading experts in the fields of economic development and inclusion. Council on Metro Economies and the New American City Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, chair of the Council, [...]

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call on Washington to Step Back, Start Over & Partner with Mayors to Produce a Health Bill

Bipartisan Mayors Say No to Senate Measure, Citing CBO Figure; Opioid Crisis; Medicaid Cuts; Unacceptable Stress on Town & City Budgets Participating Mayors Represent Major Populations in Key States in the Senate Debate: ME, WV, NV, OH, AK, AZ WASHINGTON, DC—Today, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) highlighted the [...]

By | 2017-06-29T14:35:33+00:00 June 29, 2017|Press Room|

New Leadership Elected to the United States Conference of Mayors

On Monday, June 26, Nominating Committee Chair Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie delivered the committee's recommendations during the Business Session of the 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The committee's recommendations were unanimously adopted by the membership. The new top leadership is reflected as follows: President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Vice President Columbia, SC [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:43:27+00:00 June 29, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Updates|

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call on Washington to Step Back, Start Over & Partner with Mayors to Produce a Health Bill

Bipartisan Mayors Say No to Senate Measure, Citing CBO Figure; Opioid Crisis; Medicaid Cuts; Unacceptable Stress on Town & City Budgets WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28 at 11 am ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will discuss the impact the Senate’s healthcare bill will have on towns and [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:07:44+00:00 June 27, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, Media Advisories|

Albuquerque, Birmingham, and West Sacramento Win USCM/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Miami Beach, FL - Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard Berry; Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell, Sr.; and West Sacramento, CA Mayor Christopher Cabaldon have won the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. The awards were [...]

Mayors and Nonprofits in San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Lancaster (PA) Honored for Innovative Neighborhood Stabilization Programs

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grants MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – June 26, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced Mayors Edwin Lee of San Francisco; Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, R.I.; and J. Richard Gray of Lancaster, Penn. are recognized with top honors on behalf [...]

U.S. Conference Of Mayors President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement In Response To CBO Score Of Senate Healthcare Bill

Miami Beach, FL—U.S. Conference of Mayors President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Senate Healthcare bill: "The bottom line is that this bill will make us sicker," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the US Conference of Mayors. "A [...]

By | 2017-06-27T07:45:38+00:00 June 27, 2017|Press Room|

Inaugural Remarks of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, 75th President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2017 ***Remarks as prepared for delivery*** Thank you and welcome. I am proud and honored to stand before you today as President of this prestigious and important organization. And I am here to say that American greatness is alive and well in cities and towns across the country - from [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:34:34+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Speeches|

Landrieu Takes Helm of U.S. Conference of Mayors, Drawing Sharp Contrast Between Local, Results-Driven Leadership and Washington Dysfunction

Organization’s 75th President Calls for Progress over Partisanship; Tells Mayors ‘It’s Our Time’ MIAMI BEACH— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named the 75th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:18:40+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

Letter to House Members Opposing H.R. 3003

Download the letter: USCM Letter Opposing HR3003   June 26, 2017 Dear Representative: I write to register the strong opposition of the nation’s mayors to H.R. 3003, a partisan bill that seeks to punish so-called “sanctuary cities," which is expected to be considered by the full House this week. The U.S. Conference of Mayors represents [...]

By | 2017-06-30T12:02:30+00:00 June 26, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Letters|

Incoming US Conference Of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, To Deliver Keynote Speech On National Leadership

Landrieu Will Draw Sharp Contrast Between Results and Vision Coming from Mayors and Paralysis and Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH—Tomorrow, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual four-day gathering will culminate with the election of Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans as USCM’s president and delivery of a major keynote speech on the theme of leadership. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T11:16:57+00:00 June 25, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

Mayors Say: Look To Cities For Inspired Leadership And Real Results In The Face Of Deep National Frustration With Washington

Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Joined Colleagues to Unveil “Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future” Bipartisan Mayors Make Push for Americans to Look to City Hall for National Leadership and Real Results in an Era of Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH— Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Mitch [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:19:47+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

 Survey Finds U.S. Mayors Taking Action on Climate Protection, and Planning for More

Cities are promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency to reduce emissions MIAMI BEACH, FL – Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:20:43+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Los Angeles and Hattiesburg, MS Deemed “Most Liveable” Cities in America

  U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2017 City Livability Award Winners Miami Beach (FL) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Hattiesburg, MS Mayor Johnny DuPree have been awarded first place honors in the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The award recognizes mayoral [...]

By | 2017-08-04T16:00:35+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, News, Press Room|

President Bill Clinton to Address the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach, Saturday 24

Hundreds of Mayors to Convene for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting:  Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda Washington, D.C. – President Bill Clinton will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting, which [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:21:01+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

Incoming USCM President Mitch Landrieu Will Join Colleagues To Unveil “Leadership For America: Mayors’ Agenda For The Future” Bipartisan Policy Agenda

Former President Bill Clinton To Address Conference During Annual Luncheon MIAMI BEACH—Today, Incoming US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Mitch Landrieu, outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of Miami Beach, will join mayors from across the country to unveil Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:50:38+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

82 Percent Of Mayors Agree That Pets Positively Impact Their Communities

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Releases Results Of New Survey At 85th Annual Meeting Miami Beach, FL—Today, during its 85th Annual Meeting, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the results of a new survey that asked mayors about the current landscape of pet-friendliness in their cities. Eighty-two percent of the mayors surveyed agreed that providing [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:47:51+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting|

Newton (MA) and Long Beach (CA) Mayors Win 1st Place for Their Climate Protection Efforts

  Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL  – The Mayors of Newton and Long Beach are the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.  The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:42:29+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

CDBG Works: How Mayors Put CDBG To Work

Download: CDBG Works Report June 2017 The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the key tool cities use to revitalize low and moderate-income neighborhoods and serve the people who live in them. Administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, CDBG was launched in 1974 and has served thousands of communities across the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T12:32:21+00:00 June 23, 2017|CDBG, Reports|

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Join the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach

Hundreds of Mayors to Convene for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting:  Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda Washington, D.C. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:00:53+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories, News, Press Room|