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 [email protected].

“The Power to Convene”: Vice President Harris Lauds Mayors On Second Day of 92nd Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C. – On the second day of its 92nd Winter Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors welcomed national leaders, including Vice President Kamala Harris, who celebrated city leaders for their “power to convene” during a conversation on ways to reduce gun violence in America. “You as mayors have the power to convene not only

By |2024-01-23T10:42:24-05:00January 18, 2024|News, Press Room|

Beverage Industry, USCM Announce Grant Recipients for Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health & Sustainability Awards

Nine cities awarded $745,000 in total to support community health, sustainability initiatives WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) today announced the winners of the 2024 Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health & Sustainability awards, granting $745,000 to nine U.S. cities. The grants support

By |2024-01-18T13:45:18-05:00January 18, 2024|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors and Comcast Announce Digital Equity Challenge

Talent for Tomorrow Challenge to Award $1.5 Million for Digital Skills Programs in 10 Cities WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Comcast Corporation today announced a new $1.5 million grant awards program – Talent for Tomorrow: Digital Equity Challenge (The Challenge). This joint initiative will support the launch and expansion of local

By |2024-01-18T10:43:54-05:00January 18, 2024|News|

NEW TIME: House Democratic Leader Jeffries to Speak at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

January 19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries will speak at the USCM Winter Meeting on Friday, January 19 at 8:45am. Leader Jeffries was previously scheduled to address the Conference on Thursday morning. Note for media: These events are

By |2024-01-18T09:16:47-05:00January 18, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

USGLC & USCM Announce New Partnership to Enhance International Engagement and Leadership Among Mayors

USGLC & USCM Announce New Partnership to Enhance International Engagement and Leadership Among Mayors Washington, DC – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today announced a new partnership to help elevate the important role mayors play in diplomacy and the ways local communities benefit from U.S. global leadership.

By |2024-01-17T21:23:37-05:00January 17, 2024|News, Press Room|

PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: Updated Guidance for VP Harris’ Participation in U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting

Thursday, January 18 Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 18, Vice President Kamala Harris will join the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 92nd Winter Meeting. See below for updated guidance. Location: Capital Hilton - Presidential Ballroom Address: 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 Parking: Parking

By |2024-01-17T18:17:00-05:00January 17, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

ADVISORY: Vice President Harris to Join Nation’s Mayors to Discuss Reducing Gun Violence in America’s Cities

Thursday, January 18 at 2 pm Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 18, Vice President Kamala Harris will join the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 92nd Winter Meeting. During a moderated conversation with Kansas City (MO) Mayor Quinton Lucas, the Vice President will discuss continued efforts

By |2024-01-17T15:17:14-05:00January 17, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY: Mayors Gather in DC at the 92nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to Address Mayors on Thursday Updated Guidance for Secretary Blinken Remarks Friday Washington, D.C. – Today at 11:45 AM, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a press conference during its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., where a bipartisan group of more than 300 mayors from across

By |2024-01-17T08:57:41-05:00January 17, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

PRESS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY: Mayors to Gather in DC at the 92nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday at 11:45 AM, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a press conference during its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., where a bipartisan group of more than 300 mayors from across the country will convene to discuss the most pressing issues facing cities and the nation. The press conference,

By |2024-01-16T11:05:46-05:00January 16, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

174 Mayors to Congress: Renew and Extend the Affordable Connectivity Program

23 Million American Families Rely on Critical High-Speed Internet Program Washington, D.C.— Today, a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 174 mayors was sent to congressional leaders urging them to quickly pass legislation to extend the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Created as part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the ACP provides a

By |2024-01-16T14:08:06-05:00January 16, 2024|News, Press Room|

NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: Administration Officials and Congressional Leaders to Address Nation’s Mayors

Administration Officials Include Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen, Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm and Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su Congressional Leaders Include Senators Thom Tillis, John Hickenlooper, Chris Murphy, John Fetterman and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries January 17-19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced

By |2024-01-12T13:32:42-05:00January 12, 2024|Media Advisories, News|

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: U.S. Cabinet Secretaries Blinken, Buttigieg, Cardona to Address U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

January 17-19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced that U.S. cabinet secretaries Antony J. Blinken, Pete Buttigieg and Miguel Cardona will address America’s mayors during the 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., hosted from January 17 through January 19 at the Capital Hilton. U.S. Secretary

By |2024-01-09T12:18:47-05:00January 9, 2024|Media Advisories, News|

SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting to Bring America’s Mayors to the Nation’s Capital

January 17-19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – The U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) is set to hold its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. from January 17 through January 19 at the Capital Hilton. Presided over by USCM President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve, the three-day conference will bring together a bipartisan group

By |2024-01-03T09:50:16-05:00January 3, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shootings in Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve on this week’s mass shootings in Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio. “Yesterday we witnessed yet another tragic and unnecessary mass shooting, this one on the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada, in which three people were

By |2023-12-07T14:43:26-05:00December 7, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Department of Justice to Finalize Rule Preventing Firearm Transfers to Prohibited Purchasers

Regulation designed to block firearms access by convicted felons, domestic abusers and gun traffickers trying to evade background checks Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of 122 mayors sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director Steven M. Dettelbach registering their

By |2023-12-06T15:59:21-05:00December 6, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds Senate Floor Action on Assault Weapons Ban Bill

Mayors urge Senate to pass gun safety bill introduced by late Sen. Dianne Feinstein Washington, DC – Today, United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) praising his decision to bring the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023, S. 25, to the floor

By |2023-12-06T06:48:07-05:00December 5, 2023|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: In Dubai, American Mayors to Participate in COP28 Panels and Events from Dec. 2-5

Washington, DC – From December 2 to 5, mayors from across the United States will participate in various panels and events at COP28, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mayors will share ideas and solutions with international partners, demonstrating the power of local leadership on climate action. Details for

By |2023-12-01T14:36:06-05:00December 1, 2023|Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Passing of Former Kansas City Mayor Dick Berkley

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors, on the passing of former Kansas City Mayor Richard Berkley. “Dick Berkley was one of the best mayors I have had the privilege to serve in my 50 year-plus-tenure with The United States Conference of

By |2023-11-30T01:16:38-05:00November 30, 2023|News, Press Room|

Delegation of American Mayors to Attend UN Climate Conference in Dubai

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the organization’s bipartisan delegation to COP28, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which begins on November 30, 2023. Delegation members include: Columbus (OH) Mayor Andrew Ginther, USCM Vice President Washington (DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chair of USCM’s

By |2023-11-27T14:29:25-05:00November 27, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Celebrates Second Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C.—Today marks two years since the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Passage of this legislation was a top priority of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and mayors have been working closely with the Biden Administration to implement it over the last two

By |2023-11-15T14:47:13-05:00November 15, 2023|Infrastructure, News, Press Room, Transportation and Communications|
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