U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership – Mayors Mitch Landrieu, Stephen Benjamin, Bryan Barnett and CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran – to Join Houston Mayor Sylvester to Survey Recovery Sites, Meet with Volunteers, Emergency and Recovery Officials

WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. weathers one of the most active and severe hurricane seasons on record, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Leadership will head to Houston this weekend to offer assistance and solidarity as the city recovers and rebuilds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans, LA), Vice President Mayor Stephen Benjamin (Columbia, SC), Second Vice President Mayor Bryan Barnett (Rochester Hills, MI.), and CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran will join Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday, September 30th.

The mayors will meet with volunteers at recovery sites across the city and hold a group working session to discuss recovery efforts and resilience building. In Houston, mayors will convene city officials from Houston, New Orleans, among other experts for a working group roundtable while also meeting with the Houston Food Bank and volunteers throughout the city.

For additional details and to RSVP, please e-mail Sara Durr, [email protected] and Elizabeth Kenigsberg, [email protected].


USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans, LA)

USCM Vice President Mayor Stephen Benjamin (Columbia, SC)

USCM Second Vice President Bryan Barnett (Rochester Hills, MI)

Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX)

USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran

City officials, disaster recovery experts, volunteers


Nation’s Mayors Pledge Support in Hurricane Harvey Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts


Saturday, September 30


There will be two opportunities for the media to cover the visit:

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.      Houston Food Bank Presentation

USCM Mayors to attend a proclamation presentation for the Houston Food Bank with Mayor Turner and visit with volunteers.

Location:   Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St, Houston, Texas 77029

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      Roundtable Working Session

Mayors Turner, Landrieu, Benjamin and Barnett will participate in a roundtable discussion with government officials and representatives from the cities of New York, New Orleans and Houston to discuss best practices. Mayors will be available for interviews.

Location:   George R. Brown Convention Center (Room 340), 1001 Avenida de Las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010