Monthly Archives: June 2023

Statement By The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Supreme Court Ruling Limiting LGBTQ Protections

Washington, DC—Today, in a 6-to-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment allows certain businesses to refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. In response, below is a statement by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ LGBTQ Alliance: “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a

By |2023-06-30T18:05:09-04:00June 30, 2023|News, Press Room|

American Mayors Send Letter to Senators Urging Opposition to Rollback of Pistol Brace Rule

Measure passed by House would make mass shootings easier Washington, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to U.S. Senators calling on them to oppose a measure that would make it easier for mass shooters to access deadly weapons and weaken enforcement at a time of heightened gun

By |2023-06-22T09:32:03-04:00June 22, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Mayors Water Council Meeting: Washington, DC

The Mayors Water Council convened in Washington D.C. during USCM's 92nd Winter Meeting on January 17, 2024. You can access the Information Packet as well as the PowerPoint presentations that were given at the meeting below. What a Mayor Needs to Know — LCRI PFAS BriefingPFAS and EPA's UCMR DataLCRI ProposalUSCM Information Packet

By |2024-01-24T09:56:05-05:00June 15, 2023|Mayors Water Council|

Mayors Water Council Meeting: Ontario, CA

The Mayors Water Council met in Ontario, California in October 2022. You can access the Information Packet as well as the Powerpoint presentations that were given at the meeting below. Opportunities for the Water, Energy, Waste Nexus SCAG’s Water Action Resolution Local Spending on Municipal Water and Sewer How Public Private Partnerships (P3) Can

By |2023-06-14T16:50:20-04:00June 14, 2023|Mayors Water Council|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Denounces State Legislature Attacks on LGBTQ+ Rights, Reaffirms Commitment to LGBTQ+ Community

Washington, D.C.—This week, for the first time ever, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a national state of emergency for LGBTQ+ Americans. According to the HRC, over 75 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have passed in state houses already this year, more than twice the total number in 2022. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long

By |2023-06-08T14:45:29-04:00June 8, 2023|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shooting in Richmond, VA

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve on yesterday’s mass shooting in Richmond, VA. “Reacting to a shooting at a high school graduation in Richmond yesterday that took the lives of a high school graduate and his father and injured five other people, that city’s mayor,

By |2023-06-07T12:11:56-04:00June 7, 2023|News, Press Room|

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve Elected New President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Policy Agenda Adopted for the Year Ahead

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt Elected First and Second Vice Presidents on Final Day of USCM’s 91st Annual Meeting Columbus, Ohio – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) voted to elect a new leadership team and approved a slate of policy resolutions that will serve as the official platform

By |2023-06-05T12:59:39-04:00June 5, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Condemns Undermining of City Authority by State Preemption Laws

Mayors vow “all-out campaign to preserve our democracy” by bringing visibility to “racist and punitive legislation directed at our cities” Columbus, Ohio — In response to the growing trend by state legislatures to punish municipalities through a plethora of state preemption laws, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) today passed a resolution condemning laws that

By |2023-06-05T10:54:06-04:00June 5, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces Winners of 2023 Police Reform and Equitable Justice Grants

Program Supported by Target Recognizes Arlington (TX), Lansing (MI), and Huntington (WV) Columbus, OH—Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Target announced the winners of this year’s Police Reform and Equitable Justice Grant Program designed to identify, promote, and support police policies and practices that cities of all sizes are finding to be most effective

By |2023-06-04T13:58:03-04:00June 4, 2023|News, Press Room|

Mayors Decry State Overreach into Local Authority on Second Day of USCM’s Annual Meeting in Columbus

The Conference heard from federal officials, philanthropic allies, and private sector partners in discussions about local challenges, Conference policy, and alarming state preemption trends (Columbus, OH) – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) continued the 91st Annual Meeting, during which mayors discussed solutions to the pressing issues facing cities, including gun violence and the

By |2023-06-04T13:47:29-04:00June 3, 2023|News, Press Room|

Best Practices for Short-Term Rentals

The travel recovery has become a travel revolution. People are traveling to a wide variety of cities and towns, both urban and rural, which is leading to a redistribution of where people travel and live - and creating significant opportunities for more communities across the United States to benefit from the tourism and the

By |2023-06-03T11:21:06-04:00June 3, 2023|News|

Mayors Share Local Solutions to National Challenges on First Day of USCM’s Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH

Activities included a kick-off press conference, policy forums, and convenings of standing committees, where the Conference began advancing its policy priorities (Columbus, OH) – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors opened its 91st Annual Meeting. Over 200 mayors from across the country are gathering in Columbus, Ohio to discuss local solutions to national challenges

By |2023-06-14T17:48:59-04:00June 2, 2023|Metro Economies, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Highlights Opportunities and Challenges Facing America’s Small Businesses During 91st Annual Meeting

During a meeting of USCM’s Small Business Task Force, Partner America™ updates mayors on available solutions to support their communities  Washington, DC – On June 2, 2023, as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH, representatives from Partner America™ shared an update on the status of small businesses during a Small Business

By |2023-06-27T09:22:37-04:00June 2, 2023|News, Press Room, Small Business and Entreprenuership|

Mayors Recognized for Leadership on Climate Action

Denver and River Forest Mayors Win Top Awards Columbus, OH – As the effects of climate change continue to impact cities across the country, eleven mayors were recognized today for their distinguished leadership in addressing these threats with a 2023 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and his city’s Climate Protection Fund

By |2023-06-02T09:55:25-04:00June 2, 2023|News, Press Room|

SURVEY OF MAYORS: U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases New Data on Mental Health Crisis and City Responses

Powerful new survey from 117 cities paints a stark picture of mental health challenge Columbus, OH— Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey – The Mental Health Crisis in America’s Cities and Their Responses to It – which takes a close look at the mental health crisis impacting communities across

By |2023-06-14T16:47:37-04:00June 2, 2023|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|
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