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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.

Bipartisan Mayors Call on Congress to Save Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Mayors Urge House Committee to Keep Public Safety Program Funded at Least at White House-Proposed Levels COPS Program Vital to Public Safety of American Cities WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) called on Congressional appropriators to stave off cuts to the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program and provide at least the [...]

Albuquerque, Birmingham, and West Sacramento Win USCM/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Miami Beach, FL - Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard Berry; Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell, Sr.; and West Sacramento, CA Mayor Christopher Cabaldon have won the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. The awards were [...]

Mayors and Nonprofits in San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Lancaster (PA) Honored for Innovative Neighborhood Stabilization Programs

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grants MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – June 26, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced Mayors Edwin Lee of San Francisco; Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, R.I.; and J. Richard Gray of Lancaster, Penn. are recognized with top honors on behalf [...]

Inaugural Remarks of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, 75th President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2017 ***Remarks as prepared for delivery*** Thank you and welcome. I am proud and honored to stand before you today as President of this prestigious and important organization. And I am here to say that American greatness is alive and well in cities and towns across the country - from [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:34:34+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Speeches|

Landrieu Takes Helm of U.S. Conference of Mayors, Drawing Sharp Contrast Between Local, Results-Driven Leadership and Washington Dysfunction

Organization’s 75th President Calls for Progress over Partisanship; Tells Mayors ‘It’s Our Time’ MIAMI BEACH— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named the 75th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:18:40+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

 Survey Finds U.S. Mayors Taking Action on Climate Protection, and Planning for More

Cities are promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency to reduce emissions MIAMI BEACH, FL – Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:20:43+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, Press Room|

President Bill Clinton to Address the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach, Saturday 24

Hundreds of Mayors to Convene for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting:  Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda Washington, D.C. – President Bill Clinton will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting, which [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:21:01+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

Newton (MA) and Long Beach (CA) Mayors Win 1st Place for Their Climate Protection Efforts

  Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL  – The Mayors of Newton and Long Beach are the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.  The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:42:29+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Join the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach

Hundreds of Mayors to Convene for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting:  Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda Washington, D.C. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:00:53+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Hundreds of U.S. Mayors to Convene in Miami Beach This Week

Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 23 - Monday, June 26, 2017 Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Miami Beach for the U.S. Conference of [...]

By | 2017-06-20T09:10:36+00:00 June 16, 2017|Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Hundreds of U.S. Mayors to Convene in Miami Beach this Summer

Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda: Speakers include DOL Secretary Acosta, Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin, Political pollster Frank Luntz,  National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial, Richard Florida and Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend The United States Conference of Mayors 85th Annual [...]

By | 2017-06-12T13:38:17+00:00 June 12, 2017|Media Advisories, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on London Terror Attack

   Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the London terror attack: “The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London. “We send condolences to family and loved ones of those dead and [...]

By | 2017-06-04T15:13:16+00:00 June 4, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Mayors Undeterred by Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:40:51+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors To Voice Strong Opposition To Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

  Hold Press Conference Call – Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12 noon ET to Reinforce Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors will voice their strong opposition to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord on a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL tomorrow, Friday, June 2, at 12 [...]

By | 2017-06-02T05:51:25+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors Strongly Oppose Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Vow Continued Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors strongly opposes President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and has vowed that the nation’s mayors will continue their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Congressional Budget Office Score of House Healthcare Bill

  Statement of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Chair USCM Children, Health and Human Services Committee Washington, D.C. – On behalf of the nation’s mayors, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Children, Health and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office score of [...]

By | 2017-05-30T13:19:04+00:00 May 24, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

Mayors Karen Freeman-Wilson, Ed Pawlowski to Speak in Support of Community Development Block Grant Funding

Washington, D.C. –  On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Allentown (PA) Mayor Ed Pawlowski will participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, both of which are slated for elimination in the Administration’s [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:16:01+00:00 May 24, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Sound Alarm on Trump FY 2018 Budget: Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness: “Mayors across the country are deeply troubled by President Trump’s brazen attack on the very people he promised to protect. The [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:36:25+00:00 May 23, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce Infrastructure Task Force to be Chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has announced today the formation of a Task Force on Infrastructure to be chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. As Chair of the USCM Infrastructure Task Force, Mayor Garcetti will represent the Conference of Mayors during Infrastructure Week, which is [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Passage of House Healthcare Replacement Bill

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today expressed strong opposition to the American Health Care Act of 2017. In January, mayors came together in a bipartisan manner to put forward key principles and in a U.S. Conference of Mayors letter (Jan 25) to Congress that would help protect our nation's sickest people.  The amended legislation [...]