Mayors Participate in Sessions on Metro Economies; Implementing ARPA Funds; Reducing Gun Violence; Reducing Homelessness; Immigration Issues and More

USCM President Francis Suarez, Additional Mayors to Hold Press Conference at 11:45AM

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will kick off their 90th Annual Winter Meeting at the Capital Hilton. Mayors will hear from Congressional leaders, Biden Administration officials, foreign Ambassadors and other experts to discuss the best ways to achieve the goals of America’s cities in 2022.

Additionally, on Wednesday at 11:45AM, USCM President and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez will hold a press conference welcoming guests to the meeting and discussing cities’ efforts to rebuild and recover from the pandemic. Additional speakers include Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer; Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas; and Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz.

Speakers and their Respective Sessions on Wednesday will Include:

  • The Honorable Janet Yellen: Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury (Wednesday Morning Plenary Breakfast from 8AM – 9AM, Presidential Ballroom)
  • Michael S. Regan: Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (Wednesday Morning Plenary Breakfast from 8AM – 9AM, Presidential Ballroom)
  • Gene Sperling: American Rescue Plan Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President (Wednesday Morning Plenary Breakfast from 8AM – 9AM, Presidential Ballroom)
  • Jacob Leibenluft: Chief Recovery Officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury (Council on Metro Economies and the New American City from 9:15AM – 10:30AM, South American Room)
  • Mayor of Piscataway Brian C. Wahler (Membership Connections: Implementing ARPA Funds from 9:15AM – 10:15AM, South American Room)
  • The Honorable Thomas Suozzi: Member, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives (Tax Incentives That Help Working Families and Spur Economic Growth from 10:45AM – 11:45AM, Senate Room)
  • Thomas Chittum: Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Forum on Reducing Gun Violence in Cities from 10:45AM – 11:45AM, South American Room)
  • Anthony Love: Interim Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (Federal and Local Strategies and Initiatives Designed to Reduce Homelessness from 10:45AM – 11:45AM, Federal Room)
  • Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. Esteban Moctezuma Barragán (Forum on Current Immigration Issues from 2:45PM – 3:45PM, Federal Room)
  • Chris Magnus: Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (Forum on Current Immigration Issues from 2:45PM – 3:45PM, Federal Room)
  • Jen Meyers: Chief of Staff, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Forum on Current Immigration Issues from 2:45PM – 3:45PM, Federal Room)
  • Adrianne Todman: Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Current Housing and Economic Development Issues from 2:45PM – 3:45PM, Senate Room)
  • The Honorable Xavier Becerra: Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Women Mayors Leadership Alliance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Plenary Session from 4:00PM – 5:00PM, Presidential Ballroom)
  • Vanita Gupta: Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (Justice Department Initiatives Focused on Cities – A Briefing for Mayors from 5:15PM – 6:15PM)

Previously announced speakers, a draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors may be found here. Members of the meda are encouraged to register in advance here. All business/day-time sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated, and all evening events are closed to the press. All plenary sessions will be livestreamed on USCM’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels. On-site registration will be available with current press credentials.


All attendees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. Antigen testing will be provided on site and a negative test will be required to obtain credentials. N-95 or KN-95 masks will be required and provided for those who may need one.

Media is advised to pre-register and complete the online proof of vaccination requirement. Media is also advised to arrive at the Capital Hilton with sufficient time to allow for the on-site testing process.


Wednesday, January 19th, 2022


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


Please RSVP to Sara Durr, [email protected]