Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Will Address Nation’s Mayors on Friday, January 20

Updated Guidance for Secretary Blinken Remarks Wednesday

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that additional Biden Cabinet officials will address the nation’s mayors during the 91st Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland will share remarks during the morning plenary session on Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Capital Hilton.

Specific dates and times for all featured speakers can be found here.

**As previously announced, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will appear at the Winter Meeting Wednesday morning. Additional coverage guidance for his remarks is below.

Secretary Blinken’s Remarks at the United States Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting

  • Capital Hilton Hotel
  • Time to preset; no Q&A; mult box
  • 7:15 a.m. call time for videos and stills in hotel lobby; 8:15 a.m. call time for writers in hotel lobby; 8:45 a.m. remarks
  • You must register here for in-person coverage

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, 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 Winter 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.

All plenary sessions will be streamed live on the Conference’s YouTube channel and social media platforms.


Wednesday, January 18 – Friday, January 20, 2023


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


Register here.