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 sara@durrcommunications.com.

Cities Across the U.S. Join the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Movement to Improve the Lives of Local Pets

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mars Petcare issue $100,000 in grants to three winning cities plus $1 million in NUTRO™ food donation to support nearly 50 applicant cities BOSTON, June 8, 2018 – As more families welcome pets into their lives, the demand for infrastructure and resources are on the rise. Cities across the U.S. are [...]

By |2018-06-15T18:41:18+00:00June 15, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches The Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities

As National Discourse Becomes More Divisive, Mayors Take the Lead in Promoting Tolerance, Equality and Unity Boston, MA – During its Annual Meeting in Boston, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the establishment of the Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities.  The Center will focus on creating a strong and [...]

By |2018-06-11T12:50:05+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2018 CommunityWINS Grants

Program honors mayors and nonprofits in Long Beach, Calif., and Dayton and Youngstown, Ohio (BOSTON, June 11, 2018) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Robert Garcia of Long Beach, Calif.; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown, Ohio, received top honors on behalf of [...]

By |2018-07-03T21:42:02+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Names Winners of Civic Tech Pitch Competition at Annual Meeting in Boston

Contest Shines Spotlight on Innovative Technologies that Deliver Practical Solutions to Cities Boston, MA – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has named OpenCounter as the winner of the Mayor’s Matchup: Civic Tech Pitch Competition where emerging companies pitched their ideas to address challenges facing cities in a “Shark Tank”-style forum. The competition was part of [...]

By |2018-06-11T09:03:41+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Tampa & Broken Arrow Deemed “Most Livable” Cities In America

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2018 City Livability Award Winners at Annual Meeting in Boston | Saturday, June 9 Boston (MA) — Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Broken Arrow (OK) Mayor Craig Thurmond have been awarded first place honors in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting [...]

By |2018-06-09T14:44:29+00:00June 9, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Youth Involvement Takes Center Stage At U.S. Conference Of Mayors Annual Meeting In Boston

Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis Brings Together David Hogg, Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, Dr. Frank Luntz & Others to Discuss Impact of Young People on the Political Process Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:30 am | Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA –Youth involvement and its impact on the political process will be a featured topic [...]

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Austin and Schenectady Mayors Win Top Honors for their Climate Protection Efforts

Annual Climate Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting in Boston Boston, MA – The Mayors of Austin, TX and Schenectady, NY are the nation’s top winners in the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart. The winners were announced today during [...]

By |2018-09-17T12:21:44+00:00June 8, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors To Convene In Boston This Week

Infrastructure, Immigration, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Jobs, Affordable Housing Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting. [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Civic Technology Pitch Competition During 86th Annual Meeting in Boston

Five Startups to Unveil Innovative Solutions for Enhancing Citizen Safety, Security, and Community Engagement; Compete to Win $18,000 in Prize Monies Sunday, June 10, 9:30 am | Marriott Copley Place Washington, DC—As part of its 86th Annual Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a Civic Tech Pitch Competition to spur the development [...]

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, To Address Nation’s Mayors at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Boston

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will address the nation’s mayors on June 8th during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting in Boston.  She will participate in a fireside chat with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Boston Mayor Martin J. [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Convene in Boston for U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Starting on June 8, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting.  Under the leadership of USCM [...]

By |2018-05-23T12:15:53+00:00May 23, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on the Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia (SC) Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to the Santa Fe, TX school shooting: “It’s another day in America in which we’re reminded how vulnerable to attack our kids are in our neighborhood schools.  We’re also reminded how easy it [...]

By |2018-05-18T13:07:41+00:00May 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Proposed Rescission Package

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s proposed rescission package: “President Trump’s proposal to strip $15 billion from an already-approved spending bill and gut social safety net programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be disastrous [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:30:03+00:00May 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin Becomes 76th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Announces Key Priorities—Infrastructure, Innovation, Inclusion—During Inaugural Speech Columbia, SC—Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin became the 76th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in an inaugural ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2018.  As part of the ceremony, Mayor Benjamin delivered a keynote speech announcing his key priorities for the year ahead, which will focus [...]

By |2018-05-08T21:51:24+00:00May 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the New Orleans Tricentennial

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), on the 300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans: “Today, I’m proud to congratulate New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and incoming mayor LaToya Cantrell on the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans.  As [...]

By |2018-04-20T06:23:59+00:00April 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

As Washington Continues to Falter, Bipartisan Mayors Meet in NYC to Discuss Practical Solutions to Nation’s Pressing Issues

Mayors Pete Buttigieg of South Bend; Nan Whaley of Dayton; John Giles of Mesa; and Toni Harp of New Haven Are Featured Speakers at Urban Transformation Forum Wednesday, April 18 | 6:00 pm | Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y. Washington, DC – In the face of uncertain and vacillating support from the federal [...]

By |2018-04-16T11:59:06+00:00April 16, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Nation’s Mayors and Police Chiefs Convene in Washington, DC to Address Key Public Safety Issues in Cities

Group will Meet with Charles Ramsey, Bill Bratton, David Kennedy and Other Experts to Talk About Reducing Gun Violence, Increasing School Safety and Strengthening Police and Community Relations Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Darcy Hotel Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, the United States Conference [...]

By |2018-04-05T12:12:06+00:00April 5, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

The United States Conference of Mayors Files Suit To Block Trump Administration From Demanding Citizenship Info In 2020 Census

Bipartisan Organization Joins Coalition of 18 Attorneys General, 6 Cities in Suit Filed Today Citizenship Demand would Depress Turnout in States with Large Immigrant Populations – Threatening States’ Fair Representation in Congress and Electoral College, as well as Billions in Critical Federal Funds Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)– part of a [...]

By |2018-04-03T10:21:00+00:00April 3, 2018|News, Press Room|

Mayors Landrieu and Whaley Convene Ohio Mayors, Police Chiefs, Treatment Experts to Share and Scale Successes in Combatting National Opioid Epidemic

In Dayton – Ground Zero for the Opioid Crisis – Mayors of Both Parties Come to the Table Equipped with Solutions That Have Worked in their Cities – as Congress, Trump Administration Continue to Underserve Local Communities Suffering from Public Epidemic WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, April 3, Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley and New [...]

By |2018-04-02T15:28:17+00:00April 2, 2018|News, Press Room|