Bipartisan Group of Mayors Will Reassert City-Level Commitment to Fighting Climate Change

Washington, DC – A bipartisan delegation of American mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) arrived in Glasgow today to attend COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference. Appointed by USCM President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, members of the delegation include New Orleans (LA) Mayor LaToya Cantrell; Des Moines (IA) Mayor Frank Cownie; Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz (USCM Past President); St. Petersburg (FL) Mayor Rick Kriseman; Miami (FL) Mayor Francis Suarez (USCM Vice President); and Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director.

The delegation will be led by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, USCM Vice President, who released the following statement about the conference:

“We want the world to know that mayors’ commitment to this fight is stronger than ever. American cities are feeling the effects of climate change, and that’s why mayors have been drivers of climate solutions. I’m thrilled that this delegation of climate leaders will be able to share and learn with others at this critical moment for our planet. We must work at all levels of government if we are going to solve this problem, and the solutions that cities across America are putting in place must be part of a global approach. The United States will continue to lead on climate change thanks to America’s mayors, and we are pleased to be a part of this historic conference.”

NOTE: For more information or to schedule interviews with members of the delegation, please contact USCM Director of Communications Sara Durr at [email protected].