Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Marriott Copley Place

Washington, D.C. – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will address the nation’s mayors on June 8th during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting in Boston.  She will participate in a fireside chat with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.  The conversation, focused on how communities can use technology to grow and thrive, will be moderated by USCM President and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. The panel discussion will run from 3:00 – 3:45 pm ET at the Marriott Copley Place.

Starting on June 8, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for USCM’s 86th Annual Meeting.  Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and host Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, as well as consider and adopt the policy resolutions that guide the advocacy agenda of the organization. The Meeting will run through Monday, June 11, 2018.

An opening press conference with attending mayors is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at 10:30 am ET.

 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. During the Meeting, mayors from both sides of the aisle, from cities rural, urban and suburban, will hold sessions on a range of issues, including infrastructure, cybersecurity, school safety, immigration, automation and 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].


  • 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 Marriott Copley Place will also be available during the meeting.  ONLY reporters with proper, up-to-date press credentials will be allowed access.
  • For planning purposes, a DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS is available here.


Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM President

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh


Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm


Marriott Copley Place | 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 | Grand Ballroom; 4th Floor


Interested media should contact Sara Durr at [email protected]