Keynote Marks First Time a Secretary of State has Addressed the Conference

Washington, D.C. – As part of The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 91st Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:45 am ET at the Capital Hilton. This marks the first time a Secretary of State has addressed the Conference and underscores the critical role mayors are playing on the international affairs stage.

Note to Media: Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be open press and livestreamed on USCM’s Youtube channel as well as and Please register here. Call time and access instructions will be provided to all registered media prior to the event.

Presided over by USCM President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, the four-day Winter Meeting will feature local and federal leaders discussing solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing America’s cities, including public safety, immigration, affordable housing, global climate challenges, mental health and creating jobs. Mayors will also focus on the implementation of the historic legislative achievements of the past 18 months, including the American Rescue Plan, the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the SAFER Communities Act. The Meeting will be held from January 17 through January 20 at the Capital Hilton.

For planning purposes, here’s a draft agenda and list of registered mayors. Members of the media 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. On-site registration will be available with current press credentials.


Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at the U.S. Conference of Mayors


Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 8:45 am ET


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


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