Bipartisan Mayors from Around the Country to Convene in Nation’s Capital to Tackle Policy Issues Facing Cities in the Age of Trump

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Will Lead 86th Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, Bringing together Congressional Members, Civil Rights, Business and Community Leaders

January 24 – 26 at the Capital Hilton

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address, hundreds of mayors from across the nation will gather for the U.S Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 86th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. to address the state of America’s cities. Led by USCM President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the three-day conference runs from January 24-January 26 at the Capital Hilton and will bring together bipartisan mayors, Administration officials, Members of Congress, business and community leaders to explore innovative solutions for the issues facing American cities today.

With more than 85 percent of Americans living in U.S. metropolitan areas, mayors are on the frontlines of today’s challenges and have consistently called on Washington to draw on mayoral expertise. At the Winter Meeting, mayors from both sides of the aisle, from cities rural, urban and suburban, will hold sessions on a range of issues, including infrastructure, immigration and DACA renewal, the opioid crisis, disaster preparedness and recovery as well as the economic future of cities.

The mayors will hold a press conference on Wednesday, January 24th at 11:30 a.m. ET, where they will discuss the state of the nation’s cities and their priorities.

A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available here. Members of the media are encouraged to register in advance. See this link.  All business/day-time sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated.  All evening events are closed to the press. On-site registration will be available with current press credentials.

Note to producers, editors and hosts: For more information on interview opportunities, please contact Sara Durr at 202-215-1811 or by e-mail at sara@durrcommunications.com.

WHAT:

86th US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

WHO

USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu, bipartisan mayors from around the country, and special guests,

including, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Elaine Duke, Walter Isaacson, president of the non-partisan Aspen Institute; J.D Vance, and author of the New York

Times Bestseller The Hillbilly Elegy; among others.

WHEN:

Wednesday-Friday, January 24-26, 2018

WHERE:          

Capital Hilton | 1001 16th St, NW | Washington, D.C. |

RSVP:

Interested media should RSVP to Sara Durr, sara@durrcommunications.com.

By |2018-01-19T12:45:17+00:00January 16, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories, News|

About the Author:

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