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About Elena Temple

Elena Temple is the Director of Public Affairs for the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-286-1100 or via email at etemple@usmayors.org.

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate CDBG in FY ’18 Budget

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week  Washington, D.C. –  In the middle of Community Development Week (April 17-22), mayors and local leaders across the country today lifted their voices in support of the many accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its ability to positively impact residents and transform communities. On [...]

By | 2017-04-19T18:05:41+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, News, Press Room|

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grant Funding

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week:   Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 am ET  Washington, D.C. –  During National Community Development Week, which runs from April 17-21 and highlights the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, mayors and local leaders will host a national press conference call on Wednesday, [...]

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg to Highlight Success of VITA and Free File

EASY, NO COST WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AT TAX TIME Free programs help low and middle-income residents file their taxes, claim all benefits and deductions to maximize their refund Washington, DC –  In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as the tax season comes to a close, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet [...]

By | 2017-04-13T16:16:47+00:00 April 13, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Mayors Issue Bipartisan Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  Washington, D.C. -- Through the U.S Conference of Mayors, 101 mayors from 33 states are jointly calling on Congress to fix the nation’s broken immigration system by passing bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation.  From cities large and small, the mayors have signed a bipartisan letter urging members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to enact comprehensive immigration reform that would: Strengthen our borders while [...]

U.S. Mayors to Host Gathering of Professional Sports Alliance

  Frisco, TX | April 6-8, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and host Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, the Mayors Professional Sports Alliance will host a meeting in Frisco, Texas from April 6-8 to highlight the city’s successful efforts to position itself as [...]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to Testify on the ‘FAST’ Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will testify before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled ‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation’ (FAST) Act Implementation:  State and Local Perspectives.’ Mayor Reed, who Chairs the Conference’s [...]

Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Chris Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Chris Bollwage will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing on Brownfields Reauthorization. Mayor Bollwage, who testified last week before the House Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-04-03T12:04:49+00:00 April 3, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00 March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Today’s Remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. – USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on today’s remarks on Sanctuary Jurisdictions by Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused some states and cities of adopting ‘policies designed to frustrate the enforcement of our immigration laws.’  This statement is incorrect, unfortunate, and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:30:15+00:00 March 27, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Lancaster Mayor Gray to Testify on Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Mayor Rick Gray will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:30 pm ET on the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S.692). During his testimony, Mayor Gray will [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:23:02+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Elizabeth Mayor Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Redevelopment as a Means of Economic Development, Job Creation

  Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Christian Bollwage will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Tuesday, March 28th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program.” [...]

By | 2017-03-27T14:21:55+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Mayors, Cities and Counties Push for Flexibility on Water Infrastructure Costs

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined with National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) to express support for the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S. 692) currently under consideration in the Senate Environment and Public Works​ Committee and Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017 [...]

By | 2017-03-24T22:33:55+00:00 March 24, 2017|Environment|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Stand in Solidarity with Immigrants, Urges Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – Today, mayors from more than 60 cities across the country joined together to lift their voices in support of immigrants and immigration reform in a ‘Cities Day of Immigration Action.’ U.S. Conference of Mayors leaders Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Seattle Mayor Ed [...]

By | 2017-03-21T16:59:13+00:00 March 21, 2017|Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Audio Press Conference on Cities Day of Action for Immigration Reform

Listen to the press conference here: Featuring: Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Chair of the Latino Alliance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Co-Chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Co-Chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force Seattle Mayor Ed [...]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Report From ICE on Declined Detainers

U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the Report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Declined Detainers: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors has serious concerns with the Declined Detainer Outcome Report ICE released today. “It lists jurisdictions as non-compliant that are currently complying with federal law, [...]

By | 2017-03-21T06:12:45+00:00 March 21, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Host Press Conference Call to Promote ‘Day of Action’ in Support of Immigrants & Immigration Reform

  ​  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12 noon EDT  Washington, D.C. –  This week, the nation’s mayors are gearing up for a Cities' Day of Immigration Action to be held on Tuesday, March 21.  Events that day will demonstrate support for immigrants in communities across the country and reiterate the mayors’ support for comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. Conference of [...]

By | 2017-03-17T15:48:19+00:00 March 17, 2017|Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grants, Other Key Priorities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today pushed back on Administration’s initial “skinny” budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.  The document entitled, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” proposes deep cuts in funding for many local programs, and eliminates the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which impacts [...]

By | 2017-04-04T14:26:10+00:00 March 16, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Delegation to Participate in South by Southwest

Austin, TX | March 10 - March 19 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of U.S. mayors from across the country will travel to Austin, TX to participate in South by Southwest, a conference and festival featuring the convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging [...]

By | 2017-03-09T15:26:49+00:00 March 9, 2017|Media Advisories|

Mayors, County Officials, City Councilors from America’s Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets Will Fight Trump Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grants

Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program for Cities, Counties Washington, D.C. – The following joint statement was issued today from U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran, National Association of Counties Executive Director Matthew Chase, and National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony following news of the Trump Administration’s plan to [...]

By | 2017-04-04T14:26:21+00:00 March 9, 2017|CDBG, Press Room|