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. Mayor Landrieu’s address, will lay out a bold new action plan that highlights the unique combination of results and vision that is coming from U.S. cities – in the absence of the same in Washington –and make the case for federal officials and the public to look to learn from them. He will lay out a series of transformative goals that mayors are well-positioned to implement, and point to the real work occurring in our cities and towns that spurs economic innovation and job creation, and keeps the country safe and moving forward.

Mayor Landrieu’s address will draw a sharp contrast between mayors’ record of results and the stasis occurring in Washington.  The speech will also address the policy goals laid out in Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future which will serve as the blue print for the organization’s priorities over the next year. In addition to Landrieu’s remarks, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will offer his own remarks and introduce the New Orleans mayor.

The Mayor’s speech will stream live at

Please see press guidance and further events for tomorrow at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering listed below.


  • 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 live streamed.
  • For planning purposes, a DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS will be available at org.
  • For a list of attending mayors, full schedule, and additional information, please visit:


9:00am – 11:15am:

Plenary Business Session

The Mayors Civic Tech Pitch features civic tech and social entrepreneurs who are using technology to build a better world. Following each pitch is a 2-minute Q&A by a panel of judges. The audience is also encouraged to use the USCM app to cast their votes.

Location: Fontainebleau Sparkle Ballroom, Upper Lobby Level

12:45pm – 2:00pm:

Inaugural Luncheon Honoring 75th President of the United States Conference Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Remarks by Michael Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, UN Secretary Envoy for Cities & Climate Change, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies followed by Keynote address from Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans on his acceptance of the 75th Presidency of The United States Conference of Mayors

Location: Fontainebleau Sparkle Ballroom, Upper Lobby Level

2:00pm – 2:30pm:

**Mayors for 100% Clean Energy Press Conference** with Stephen Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, SC and additional mayors

Location: Fontainebleau Ocean Promenade West