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.

NEW SURVEY: Businesses and Local Governments at Risk of Closures and Cuts in Services Without Additional Coronavirus Aid

91 percent of respondents say their business or government’s condition will worsen without new aid WASHINGTON – Millions of jobs, small businesses and essential government services are at risk if Congress fails to pass another COVID economic relief package. A new survey of public and private sector groups finds that direct aid to local governments

By |2020-12-04T13:41:01-05:00December 4, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Bipartisan Effort on COVID Relief, Insist that Cities Be Part of the Solution

Public Safety and More Jobs at Significant Risk Without Direct Fiscal Assistance Washington, DC – As talks progress on a bipartisan package to address the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s mayors are reiterating their urgent call to include resources for American cities of all sizes – large, medium and small—that have had their budgets decimated by the

By |2020-12-04T12:11:55-05:00December 4, 2020|News, Press Room|

COVID-19: Mayors Meet with Biden-Harris Transition’s Pandemic Advisory Board Co-Chair Dr. Vivek Murthy

Washington, DC – This afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hosted a virtual meeting with Dr. Vivek Murthy and mayors across the country to discuss federal and local solutions to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Murthy, a former U.S. Surgeon General, is a co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. Just last week,

By |2020-12-01T15:43:05-05:00December 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Celebrates Release of City Song Collection

Mayors work with local artists and musicians to unite cities through music Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the City Song Collection, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is celebrating the collaborative efforts of cities across America to inspire and bring together their communities through music. The 9-song collection, which can be found here, features

By |2020-12-01T11:31:31-05:00December 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Discuss Shared Priorities with President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris

Mayors Looking Forward to Partnership on Covid-19, Climate, and Infrastructure Washington, DC – Today the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual meeting with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Mayors have developed a strong working relationship with the President-elect over many years and were pleased to be

By |2020-11-23T16:34:59-05:00November 23, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: “The nation’s mayors congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We stand ready as Democrats, Republicans and Independents to come together and work with you to defeat the

By |2020-11-07T16:15:03-05:00November 7, 2020|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: Mayors and Police Chiefs to Hold Virtual Meeting on Election-Related Violence and Security Concerns

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, October 30th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) will hold a joint meeting at 3:00 PM ET on security issues relating to the November 3 election. Mayors and police chiefs will discuss their concerns and strategies for maximizing public safety, as well as how to

By |2020-10-29T17:30:30-04:00October 29, 2020|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors & Verizon to Host Roundtable on Achieving Public Safety and Justice for All with Mayors of Chicago, Cincinnati and Tampa; CEOs of Walmart and Centene; and Former Philadelphia and Washington, DC Police Chief Charles Ramsey

Roundtable is final in a five-part series entitled, “A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth” Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Tuesday, October 27th at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will host the fifth and final

By |2020-10-26T10:46:20-04:00October 26, 2020|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors and Americans for the Arts Release ‘City Song Collection’

Featuring contributions and collaborations from cities across America Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA) announced the release of the ‘City Song Collection,’ featuring 9 songs inspired, composed and performed by local artists from cities all over the country in a demonstration of healing, unity and city

By |2020-10-21T10:42:32-04:00October 21, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Verizon to Host Roundtable on Eliminating Poverty with Mayors and the Leaders of Global Citizen and EY

Roundtable is fourth in a five-part series entitled, “A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth” Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will host the fourth session of

By |2020-10-20T11:05:22-04:00October 20, 2020|Media Advisories|

ADVISORY: Mayors Host Virtual Event on Administration’s Early Ending of Census Count

Nation’s Mayors Continue to Insist on a Full Count in 2020 Washington, D.C.— On Monday, October 19th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a virtual conversation at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss how ending the census early could impact local communities. Earlier this week the Supreme Court halted a district court order that required the Census Bureau to

By |2020-10-16T14:19:20-04:00October 16, 2020|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Supreme Court Decision to End Census Count Early

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump Administration to end all counting efforts for the 2020 Census ahead of schedule: “The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump Administration to abruptly end all counting efforts for the

By |2020-10-14T09:46:45-04:00October 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors: Widespread COVID Crisis Requires Comprehensive Response from Congress

American Cities Among the Many Sectors In Urgent Need of Direct Assistance Washington, DC – As talks continue about a long-overdue legislative package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Vice President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and Arlington (TX) Mayor Jeff Williams, Chair of the USCM Metro Economies Standing Committee,

By |2020-10-08T17:00:52-04:00October 8, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Respond to President Trump’s Decision to Suspend Stimulus Negotiations

“This crisis is far from over and the American people deserve better” Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on President Trump’s decision to halt negotiations on a COVID relief bill: “On the very day that the Fed Chairman called for aggressive action on the economy,

By |2020-10-06T18:40:10-04:00October 6, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Verizon to Host Roundtable on Dismantling Racism with Mayors and CEOs

Roundtable is second in a five-part series entitled, “A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth” Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Wednesday, October 7th at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will host the second session of

By |2020-10-06T12:32:31-04:00October 6, 2020|Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on COVID Diagnosis for President and First Lady

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the President and First Lady testing positive for the Coronavirus: “The nation’s mayors wish the President and First Lady a full and swift recovery. Our thoughts are with them and the millions of other Americans affected by this

By |2020-10-03T10:09:56-04:00October 3, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Verizon to Host Roundtable Series with Mayors and CEOs

A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will kick off a virtual roundtable series entitled “A National Discussion on Achieving an

By |2020-10-01T10:12:13-04:00October 1, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins New Coalition of Public and Private Sector Leaders Calling on Congress to Act on COVID Relief Before Election

The COVID Relief NOW Coalition calls for “No Recess Without Relief” imploring Congress to find bipartisan solution to move COVID stimulus package Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Conference of Mayors joined COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S., calling for “No Recess without Relief” and

By |2020-09-30T14:52:44-04:00September 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud House COVID-19 Package and Call for Return to Bipartisan Negotiations

Washington, DC – Following the introduction of new COVID-19 legislation in the House of Representatives, which allocates $179 billion for direct fiscal assistance to local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran released the following statement in support: “The House Leadership has once again

By |2020-09-28T20:34:55-04:00September 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Urge Congress, Administration To Deliver Relief for Cities Still Reeling from Pandemic

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is again urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package that includes emergency fiscal assistance to cities of all sizes.  American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct result of the pandemic and

By |2020-09-25T13:02:34-04:00September 25, 2020|News, Press Room|
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