David W. Burns

About David W. Burns

David is the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Conference where he directs the organization's programs and policy in the area of technology, innovation, science, and smart cities.

Over 250 Mayors Demand Action on Gun Violence

Last week, in the wake of the horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton, more than 250 mayors – Republican and Democratic, from cities large and small, rural, urban and suburban – joined their colleagues in a letter urging immediate Senate action to address gun violence. The United State Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long

Mayors and Youth Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for First-Ever Summit

Tomorrow, mayors from across the country accompanied by young leaders from their communities will convene in Los Angeles for the first-ever Mayors National Youth Summit. Now more than ever, our current political and social climate make it clear that decisions made today will have serious implications on the next generation as they take up the

By |2019-07-25T19:02:07-04:00July 25, 2019|Updates, Youth Involvement|

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Consider Issues Related to Trade and Immigration

Across the country, mayors tackle the greatest challenges facing our nation every day. At the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting this week in Honolulu, they’ll meet to discuss those challenges, including trade and the continued crisis at the border. Mayors will debate key resolutions related to our country’s relationships with our neighbors,

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Support a Healthier Future for All Americans

Every year at the United States Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, mayors from across the country come together to discuss resolutions that the nation's mayors believe will help guide our progress over the coming year. We focus on a wide variety of topics and over the next two weeks leading up to our meeting, we

Resolved: Mayors to Speak Out on the Big Issues of the Day

The United States Conference of Mayors will soon gather for its Annual Meeting next week. Every summer, mayors from cities large and small come together to talk about their approaches to some of the most important challenges facing communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and propose solutions, but also to help

North American Mayors Come Together to Tackle Shared Challenges

Mayors from across the United States and Canada are joining their colleagues in Mexico this weekend for a first of its kind summit of North American Mayors. More than 100 mayors from all three nations have come together to address the shared challenges that come with running cities in an increasingly global environment. Adding to

Mayors from United States, Mexico, and Canada to Gather for First North American Mayors Summit

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Address Mayors During Meeting June 7 – 8, 2019 in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Washington, DC— On June 7, more than 100 mayors from the United States, Mexico and Canada will gather for the first-ever North American Mayors Summit to exchange ideas and discuss common issues affecting their

By |2019-06-07T16:02:52-04:00June 7, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

Youth Involvement Task Force 2018 Best Practices Report

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership meeting, Youth Involvement Task Force Chair Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis released a Youth Involvement Best Practices Report to elevate the youth programing efforts of our nation's cities. The report details the results of the 2018 Youth Involvement Task Force Survey, which includes responses from 54 cities. In concert with

By |2018-12-04T13:52:50-05:00September 28, 2018|Reports, Youth Involvement|

Mayors Civic Tech Pitch Applications Now Open for 86th Annual Meeting 

It's that time of the year. We're calling for all civic tech startups to apply today for a chance to join us when host our 3rd Mayors Civic Tech Pitch competition on Sunday, June 10 in Boston. The finalists round, live in Boston, will feature five startups who will pitch their idea to a panel of judges who can ask

New Leadership Elected to the United States Conference of Mayors

On Monday, June 26, Nominating Committee Chair Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie delivered the committee's recommendations during the Business Session of the 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The committee's recommendations were unanimously adopted by the membership. The new top leadership is reflected as follows: President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Vice President Columbia, SC

By |2017-06-29T13:43:27-04:00June 29, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Updates|