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.

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Introduction of The Heroes Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett on the Heroes Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package introduced today by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which allocates $187.5 billion for local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground: “Mayors across the country are grateful

By |2020-05-12T18:40:19-04:00May 12, 2020|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: Red State Mayors to Call on Congress to Provide Urgent Aid to Cities

Pandemic has strained resources in cities of all sizes, in every state Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, May 12th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the urgent need for Congress to provide federal assistance to cities of all sizes in its next coronavirus response package. Every city in

By |2020-05-12T18:40:59-04:00May 11, 2020|Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker

New Resource Tracks City-Specific Budget Deficits and Budget-Balancing Measures Including Layoffs, Furloughs and Service Cuts Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched the Mayors COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker, a resource that provides accounts from 150 individual cities of the significant revenue losses cities are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Tracker,

By |2020-05-11T10:38:47-04:00May 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Send Letters to Congressional Leaders Urging Fiscal Assistance for Cities and First Responders

Washington, DC—Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader

By |2020-05-09T13:53:08-04:00May 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors and NYU-Affiliated Institutions Announce the Mayors Advisory Panel on Sports, Recreation & Health

Will advise mayors, sports, and recreation officials on safe reopening policies Washington, DC—A high-level advisory group of some of the country’s leading public health and sports experts has been established to advise mayors and sports and recreation officials on safe policies and practices as cities reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly-established U.S. Conference of

By |2020-05-07T17:35:15-04:00May 7, 2020|News, Press Room|

In Conversation with House Chairman, Mayors Express Urgent Needs in Fight Against COVID-19

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the growing fiscal challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on cities. A bipartisan delegation of five mayors from across the country participated in the conversation with Chairman

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Join House Ways & Means Chairman for Live Discussion on the COVID-19 Crisis

Mayors from New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas will discuss the importance of federal support for cities Washington, DC – Tomorrow, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will participate in a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the

By |2020-04-28T18:20:45-04:00April 28, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Determined to Secure Federal Aid Needed to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the absence of fiscal assistance for local governments in the latest interim Coronavirus funding bill: “We are deeply concerned that Congress did not include emergency fiscal assistance for cities in their interim package this week. Cities

By |2020-04-23T17:41:31-04:00April 23, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress to Send Emergency Fiscal Assistance Using CDBG Structure

Washington, DC— The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate urging that the “Interim Supplemental” currently being negotiated provide $53.55 billion in emergency fiscal assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) structure for America’s cities. Right now, cities are

By |2020-04-14T13:26:36-04:00April 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports Congressional Efforts to Pass Additional Emergency COVID-19 Relief for Cities

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders on additional emergency COVID-19 relief for cities: “We applaud and fully support the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders to continue to provide financial

By |2020-04-09T20:08:30-04:00April 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge President Trump to Fully Enforce the Defense Production Act

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to fully enforce the Defense Production Act, as authorized by Congress, to increase the production of medical supplies to help cities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Last night, the Executive Committee of the USCM held an emergency

By |2020-03-30T13:02:02-04:00March 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors to President Trump: Help Us Secure Critical Covid-19 Emergency Equipment

Washington, DC—Today, the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking for help in securing critical supplies and equipment needed to safeguard first responders and healthcare workers in cities across the country. The letter was sent because a new survey released by the Conference revealed the

By |2020-03-28T15:17:30-04:00March 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

New Baseball Short Film Chronicles Elmora Troopers’ Journey to 2019 Little League World Series

https://youtu.be/ey2Rz1l5M8g The Elmora Troopers, a little league team from Elizabeth, New Jersey, overcame the odds to captivate their city and the nation (Washington, DC) – On what would have been Opening Day weekend, when thousands of fans would have been packing the stands and millions more watching baseball on television, the United States Conference

By |2020-03-28T13:03:10-04:00March 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

CITY DATA: Survey of 213 Mayors Reveals Extent of Shortage of COVID-19 Emergency Equipment

Results find cities in need of PPE, test kits, face masks and ventilators WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey of 213 cities from 41 states and Puerto Rico on the shortage of COVID-19 emergency equipment across the country. Mayors reported on the availability of test kits,

By |2020-03-27T14:10:33-04:00March 27, 2020|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room, Reports|

Expanding the COVID-19 Local Response Initiative, Mike Bloomberg Announces New Program to Help Cities Navigate, Access, and Deploy Federal Aid

In Partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors the program will assist Cities in Documenting Costs and Ensuring Proper Reimbursement of Federal Funding to Support Local Response and Recovery March 26, 2020, NEW YORK- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new set of supports for U.S. cities to help them better understand how to access and

By |2020-03-27T15:03:22-04:00March 26, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Congress to Lower Population Level Eligible for Aid

Draft House Bill Provides Aid Only to Cities Above 500,000 Residents WASHINGTON – As lawmakers hurry to finalize a legislative package responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging them to ensure a greater number of cities are eligible for federal resources. Under the legislation introduced in the House, only

By |2020-03-24T11:38:08-04:00March 24, 2020|News, Press Room|

NEW: More than 300 Mayors Join Bipartisan Request for $250 Billion Directed to Cities to Fight Coronavirus, Protect Families & Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors sent an urgent request to lawmakers as they prepare the next phase of a federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, 303 mayors from 48 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the letter seeking $250 billion in

United States Conference of Mayors Requests $250 Billion in Localized Aid to Fight Virus, Maintain City Services, Help Workers and Local Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – As lawmakers deliberate on the next phase of the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent an urgent request for resources to House and Senate leaders. Mayors and local officials are on the front lines of this battle, and they are asking lawmakers to prioritize