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, a bipartisan policy agenda and a prescription for leadership that will ensure the safety and security of our communities, fix our crumbling infrastructure, expand our workforce to drive economic growth, and create equitable communities to increase opportunity for all.

Immediately following, 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton will address the conference’s annual luncheon to talk about the importance of city livability and the great work mayors across the country are doing to make their hometowns more equitable places to live.

The four-day gathering will culminate with the election of Mayor Landrieu as USCM’s president. Mayors will be joined by other national leaders, including former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC, as well as Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, OH, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, SC and Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore, as well as business, law enforcement, infrastructure and resilience, media, labor and education leaders affiliated with both parties and members of the Trump administration.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24            

9:15am – 11:00am:                 

Opening Plenary Session: Remarks by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Location: Fontainebleau Sparkle Ballroom, Lobby Upper Level

11:15am – 11:45am:                                                  

**Press Conference Outlining Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future** led by incoming USCM President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans and members of the New Agenda Task Force

Location: Fontainebleau Ocean Promenade West

12:30pm – 2:15pm:                 

Annual Luncheon: A Celebration of City Livability with Remarks from Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

A Celebration of City Livability – The Thirty-Eighth Annual City Livability Awards Presentation honoring mayors for exemplary leadership and achievement in developing programs that enhance the livability of America’s cities.

Location: Fontainebleau Sparkle Ballroom, Upper Lobby Level

2:30/2:45 pm or immediately following President Clinton’s Remarks                                   

**Press Conference to Rally Support for Climate Action in Cities across America** with Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles; Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston; Tomás Regalado, Mayor of Miami; and Climate mayors from cities across America

Location: Fontainebleau Ocean Promenade West


  • 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 Fontainebleau Hotel will also be available during the meeting.  ONLY reporters with proper, up-to-date press credentials will be allowed access.
  • Note: all plenary sessions will be livestreamed at
  • For planning purposes, a DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS will be available at
  • Event hashtag is #uscm2017


  • Pre-Set:  10:30am – 11:00am ET

(This includes all TV cameras, tripods and cables. All cabling must be completed by this time.)

  • Press Equipment/Security Sweeps:  11:00am ET until complete
  • Early Access to Sparkle Ballroom on Upper Level of Fountainebleau Hotel:  12:30pm ET
  • Throw:  130 ft
  • Satellite trucks will require special permission from the hotel

For more information about USCM’s 84rd Annual Conference, please visit