Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join hundreds of mayors from across the nation 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 mayors, Administration officials, Members of Congress, business and community leaders to explore innovative solutions for the issues facing American cities today.

Mayor Garcetti will give remarks on Thursday, January 25, during the Plenary Luncheon in the Presidential Ballroom (1 – 2:30 pm).  He will also speak at several breakout sessions during the meeting, including Immigration: Responding to Current Challenges (Thursday, Jan. 25; 11:45 am – 12:45 pm) as well as Infrastructure: Investing Locally to Grow Nationally (Thursday, Jan. 25; 3 – 4 pm).  Mayor Garcetti will participate in the Opening Press Conference on Wednesday, January 24 at 11:30 am.

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.

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 [email protected].


86th US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting


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.


Wednesday-Friday, January 24-26, 2018


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


Interested media should RSVP to Sara Durr, [email protected].