Monthly Archives: June 2018

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Capital Gazette Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the shooting at the offices of The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD: “The tragedy that took place at The Capital Gazette, the 154th mass shooting to take place in our country in 2018 alone, was preventable. The [...]

By |2018-06-29T11:18:56+00:00June 29, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold President Trump’s Travel Ban

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the President’s travel ban to proceed but respects the highest court in the [...]

By |2018-06-26T14:32:26+00:00June 26, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Head to Tornillo, Texas to Call for Immediate Reunification of Separated Families

U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Thursday, June 21, 2018 NEW LOCATION FOR PRESS CONFERENCE Tornillo Guadalupe Toll Plaza 1398 Lower Island Road | Fabens, TX 79838 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a [...]

By |2018-07-02T09:57:20+00:00June 20, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Executive Order Addressing Family Separation

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Executive Order addressing family separation: “President Trump signed an executive order that will put an end to the separation of families at the border. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, we [...]

By |2018-06-20T15:47:39+00:00June 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Head to Tornillo, Texas to Protest Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Thursday, June 21, 2018 Press Conference Scheduled for 9 am MDT Tornillo Migrant Facility Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a bipartisan delegation of mayors from across the [...]

By |2018-06-20T12:36:46+00:00June 19, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Cities Across the U.S. Join the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Movement to Improve the Lives of Local Pets

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mars Petcare issue $100,000 in grants to three winning cities plus $1 million in NUTRO™ food donation to support nearly 50 applicant cities BOSTON, June 8, 2018 – As more families welcome pets into their lives, the demand for infrastructure and resources are on the rise. Cities across the U.S. are [...]

By |2018-06-15T18:41:18+00:00June 15, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches The Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities

As National Discourse Becomes More Divisive, Mayors Take the Lead in Promoting Tolerance, Equality and Unity Boston, MA – During its Annual Meeting in Boston, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the establishment of the Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities.  The Center will focus on creating a strong and [...]

By |2018-06-11T12:50:05+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2018 CommunityWINS Grants

Program honors mayors and nonprofits in Long Beach, Calif., and Dayton and Youngstown, Ohio (BOSTON, June 11, 2018) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Robert Garcia of Long Beach, Calif.; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown, Ohio, received top honors on behalf of [...]

By |2018-07-03T21:42:02+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Names Winners of Civic Tech Pitch Competition at Annual Meeting in Boston

Contest Shines Spotlight on Innovative Technologies that Deliver Practical Solutions to Cities Boston, MA – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has named OpenCounter as the winner of the Mayor’s Matchup: Civic Tech Pitch Competition where emerging companies pitched their ideas to address challenges facing cities in a “Shark Tank”-style forum. The competition was part of [...]

By |2018-06-11T09:03:41+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Tampa & Broken Arrow Deemed “Most Livable” Cities In America

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2018 City Livability Award Winners at Annual Meeting in Boston | Saturday, June 9 Boston (MA) — Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Broken Arrow (OK) Mayor Craig Thurmond have been awarded first place honors in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting [...]

By |2018-06-09T14:44:29+00:00June 9, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Youth Involvement Takes Center Stage At U.S. Conference Of Mayors Annual Meeting In Boston

Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis Brings Together David Hogg, Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, Dr. Frank Luntz & Others to Discuss Impact of Young People on the Political Process Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:30 am | Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA –Youth involvement and its impact on the political process will be a featured topic [...]

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Austin and Schenectady Mayors Win Top Honors for their Climate Protection Efforts

Annual Climate Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting in Boston Boston, MA – The Mayors of Austin, TX and Schenectady, NY are the nation’s top winners in the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart. The winners were announced today during [...]

By |2018-09-17T12:21:44+00:00June 8, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors To Convene In Boston This Week

Infrastructure, Immigration, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Jobs, Affordable Housing Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting. [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Civic Technology Pitch Competition During 86th Annual Meeting in Boston

Five Startups to Unveil Innovative Solutions for Enhancing Citizen Safety, Security, and Community Engagement; Compete to Win $18,000 in Prize Monies Sunday, June 10, 9:30 am | Marriott Copley Place Washington, DC—As part of its 86th Annual Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a Civic Tech Pitch Competition to spur the development [...]