Hundreds of Mayors to Push Washington to Address Critical Issues Facing Cities at U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Winter Meeting

**Opening Press Conference: Wednesday, January 23 at 10 am ET**

Capital Hilton | Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. – As Washington remains mired in gridlock, hundreds of bipartisan mayors from across the country will gather in Washington, DC for the U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting to discuss the state of cities and focus on national priorities. Led by USCM President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, the three-day conference will run from January 23-January 25 at the Capital Hilton and will bring together Administration officials, members of Congress, as well as business and community leaders to explore innovative solutions to the issues facing American cities today.

NOTE: NEW TIME FOR OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE: An opening press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 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 priorities, including infrastructure, immigration, border security, opportunity zones, climate, 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.  See here.
  • On-site registration at the Capital Hilton 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.

WHAT:             Opening Press Conference for U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Winter Meeting    

WHEN:             Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 10 am ET

WHERE:           Capital Hilton | 1001 16th St, NW | Washington, D.C. | STATLER B Room; 2nd Floor

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