Hundreds of U.S. Mayors to Convene in Miami Beach this Summer

Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda:

Speakers include DOL Secretary Acosta, Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin, Political pollster Frank Luntz,  National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial, Richard Florida and Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend

The United States Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 23 – Monday, June 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Miami Beach for the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, which runs from from June 23 to 26, 2017 at the Fountainbleu Hotel.  Under the leadership of USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and host Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, as well as consider and adopt the policy resolutions that guide the advocacy agenda of the organization.

“The U.S. Conference of Mayors is pleased to bring our Annual Meeting to Miami Beach, a city that certainly knows the challenges of climate change,” said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.  “As we gather to work on the many issues before our nation’s cities such as comprehensive immigration reform​, ensuring affordable healthcare access to our residents, making sure the federal budget addresses the needs of working families and tackling issues of public safety, we will continue, as we have for more than a decade, to harness the collective strength of mayors to reduce carbon emissions in U.S. cities across the country.”

Highlights of the four-day event include remarks from Department of Labor Secretary Acosta, Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin, political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz and National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial, Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend and author Richard Florida “The New Urban Crisis,” along with sessions on climate protection and resilience, the economy and employment forecast for 2017 and beyond, Community Development Block Grants and public safety. With more than 85% of people in the United States living in our nation’s cities and metro areas, mayors are convinced that despite their geographic location, cities large and small are plagued by many of the same challenges.  As a result, and unlike other elected officials, mayors are often able to find common ground and work in a true spirit of bipartisanship.

USCM will give cash awards totaling more than $1 million to cities showcasing stellar best-practices in the areas of climate protection, community development, and college & career-readiness training.

PRESS GUIDANCE:

  • All business sessions are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated (EVENING EVENTS ARE CLOSED TO PRESS).
  • All press MUST register to attend the meeting here.
  • On-site registration at the Fountainbleu hotel will also be available during the meeting.  ONLY reporters with proper, up-to-date press credentials will be allowed access.
  • For planning purposes, a DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS will be available at usmayors.org.

The Conference is proud to announce that Airbnb is the title sponsor for this year’s Annual Meeting. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a people-to-people platform that connects hosts and guests around the world. To date, more than 150 million guests have arrived at over 3 million Airbnb listings in 65,000 cities around the world. Airbnb’s mission is to enable anyone to belong anywhere, democratizing travel by helping more people benefit from tourism, democratizing revenue by providing city governments with more funds for critical services and new programs, and democratizing capitalism by enabling anyone to leverage their greatest expense, their home, into a means to earn extra income. Most US Airbnb hosts are middle-class families typically earning the equivalent of a 14-percent annual raise by sharing the home in which they live.

WHO:               The U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting    

WHEN:             Friday, June 23, 2016 to Monday, June 26, 2016

WHERE:          Fontainebleau Miami Beach | 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

(305) 538-2000

By | 2017-06-12T13:38:17+00:00 June 12, 2017|Media Advisories, Press Room|

About the Author:

Sara Durr is a member of our communications team at the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-215-1811 or via email at sara@durrcommunications.com.