Sara Durr

About Sara Durr

Sara Durr is our Director of Communications at the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-215-1811 or via email at sdurr@usmayors.org.

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Writes to Senator Booker, Rep. Jackson Lee to Express Support for Their Legislation on Reparations

USCM Adopted a Resolution in Support of the Bill as One of the First Acts Under New USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Washington, D.C.  – Last month at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 88th Annual Meeting, the Conference’s Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Commission to Study and

By |2020-07-13T10:51:26-04:00July 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

In Open Letter, Mayors Urge President to Preserve DACA Program & Protect Dreamers Until Congress Can Act

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Call on Congress to Pass a Permanent Legislative Solution This Year Washington, DC – In an open letter, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), led by USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, is calling on President Trump not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

By |2020-07-10T08:48:02-04:00July 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Implementation of USMCA

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Today, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement goes into effect replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds this important milestone and the

By |2020-07-01T17:28:01-04:00July 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

New President and Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer Lays out Agenda for the United States Conference of Mayors

Nationwide Police Reform, Addressing Systemic Racism, Direct Aid for COVID Recovery Top Priorities in Vision for an American Breakthrough  Washington, D.C.— In his first speech as President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer addressed fellow mayors today detailing his plans to advance racial justice and equity. Two critical

By |2020-07-01T14:18:31-04:00July 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer Becomes 78th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and Miami (FL) Mayor Francis Suarez Elected as First and Second Vice Presidents Washington, D.C.— Today, Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer was elected as the 78th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a session of the Conference’s Executive Committee. Mayor Fischer will succeed outgoing USCM President Rochester

By |2020-06-30T16:17:06-04:00June 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and three statewide organizations file amicus brief in lawsuit seeking ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors, along with organizations in South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana devoted to their states’ ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, today filed an amicus brief in support of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada in their lawsuit demanding the federal government add the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the U.S.

By |2020-06-30T10:40:05-04:00June 29, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors’ Working Group Releases Principles that Will Guide Policy Recommendations for Police Reform

Washington, DC – Acknowledging the urgent need to address racially-biased practices, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice today released core principles for policing.  The principles are intended to establish a new compact between people and the police, restore trust and accountability, rebuild legitimacy and reimagine policing in

By |2020-06-25T17:46:49-04:00June 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Uphold DACA Program

Washington, DC—Bipartisan mayors holding key leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applaud today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the DACA program, ensuring that thousands of Dreamers can continue to live, work and study in the U.S. and contribute to the nation’s economy. “America’s mayors applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to continue

By |2020-06-18T16:23:21-04:00June 18, 2020|News|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Bryan K. Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan, on the Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ Americans from being fired based on sexual orientation: “The United States Conference of Mayors applauds the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision that applies the language of

By |2020-06-16T10:12:40-04:00June 16, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Working Group Writes to Congress Urging Dialogue and Action on Police Reform

U.S. Conference of Mayors This Week Launched a Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice to take on the urgent task of producing meaningful and actionable reforms to improve policing and

By |2020-06-10T11:06:30-04:00June 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Assemble New Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s

By |2020-06-08T13:59:37-04:00June 8, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tragic Events in Minneapolis

Washington, DC —Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the tragic events in Minneapolis: “What took place in Minneapolis should never happen in this country. America’s mayors mourn for George Floyd and grieve with the loved ones he left

By |2020-05-27T21:25:20-04:00May 27, 2020|News|

ADVISORY: America’s Mayors, Fire Fighters Call for Direct Federal Aid to Ensure Public Safety During this Pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted police and fire services in cities across the country Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, May 27th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) will hold a media conference call at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the economic reaction on public safety in cities across America. The

By |2020-05-26T16:13:19-04:00May 26, 2020|Media Advisories|

With Millions Of Jobs At Stake, State And Local Government Associations Call On Congress To Approve Aid

Washington, DC—With millions of jobs and the economic recovery at stake, the seven leading organizations representing state, territorial and local governments called on Congress to approve an aid package that would sustain vital services to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments employ nearly 15 million Americans, including teachers and professors, police officers

By |2020-05-20T16:23:00-04:00May 20, 2020|News, Press Room|

Budget Shortfalls Continue to Cause Real Pain for Cities, as Senate Debates Critically Needed Aid

Louisville, Aurora and Tempe Among Cities Experiencing Fiscal Pain Washington, D.C. – As the fiscal pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage cities and towns across America, the United States Conference of Mayors is continuing to push for Congress and the Administration to make direct federal assistance available to all cities. Last week,

By |2020-05-22T10:01:02-04:00May 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of the HEROES Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the HEROES Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package which allocates $187.5 billion for local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground: “Mayors across the country are

By |2020-05-15T22:38:05-04:00May 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Furloughs and Painful Service Cuts: COVID-19 is Having Devastating Effects on Cities Everywhere

U.S. Conference of Mayors Has Launched a Fiscal Pain Tracker to Highlight the Real Challenges Facing Cities Washington, D.C. – The fiscal pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is not theoretical – it's manifesting itself in growing numbers of out-of-work city employees and perilous service cuts for residents everywhere. All across the country cities big

By |2020-05-14T14:50:31-04:00May 14, 2020|News, Press Room|