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.

Dalai Lama to Join as a Special Guest for Virtual Discussion With U.S. Conference of Mayors, Strong Cities Network

Session concludes U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 89th Winter Meeting Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Strong Cities Network will hold a joint discussion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama appearing as a special guest. The conversation will feature mayors from countries around the

By |2021-01-26T10:42:14-05:00January 26, 2021|Media Advisories|

Six Cities Share $745,000 in Grants Through the 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards

Partnership Invests $4.3 million overall in Mayors and Cities since 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) announced today $745,000 in grants to nine U.S. cities that are the winners of the 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability

By |2021-01-23T14:43:44-05:00January 23, 2021|News, Press Room|

On Final Day of Winter Meeting, Nation’s Mayors to Meet with Biden Administration Officials, Focus on Climate, Immigration

Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of mayors from across the country are gathering for the final day of the virtual U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 89th Winter Meeting on Saturday, January 23. Mayors will meet with former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, nominee to be U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, as well as Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry

By |2021-01-23T13:16:54-05:00January 23, 2021|Media Advisories|

Mayors Welcome Urgency Demonstrated by New Biden Actions to Fight Coronavirus, Collaborate with Cities

Washington, DC – On his second day in office, President Joe Biden took further steps to bolster and strengthen the American response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new executive orders and presidential directives signed today would help protect American workers, boost the production and delivery of Covid-19 testing and vaccines, help kids get back to

By |2021-01-21T18:36:50-05:00January 21, 2021|News, Press Room|

At 89th Winter Meeting, USCM President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Lays Out City Priorities and Vision for American Breakthrough

Washington, D.C.— Today, during the opening plenary session of the 89th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer addressed hundreds of mayors from across the country. In sweeping remarks, Mayor Fischer spoke about the importance of mayoral leadership in the new Biden era, outlined the

By |2021-01-22T14:00:58-05:00January 21, 2021|News, Press Room|

THIS WEEK: Nation’s Mayors to Meet with Biden Administration Officials

Mayors to Discuss Priorities with Biden Administration Officials, Congressional Leaders & Business Leaders at 89th U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting Thursday, January 21 – Saturday, January 23, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of mayors from across the country are gathering virtually for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 89th Winter Meeting from Thursday, January 21 to Saturday,

By |2021-01-21T10:17:44-05:00January 21, 2021|Media Advisories|

U.S. Mayors Celebrate President Biden’s Day One Focus on Rooting Out Systemic Racism and Supporting Underserved Communities

Washington, DC – On his first day in office, President Joe Biden took executive action to advance a racial equity agenda that aligns with U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) priority initiatives of dismantling systemic racism and ensuring the human and civil rights of all Americans. Welcoming the executive orders signed by the president, USCM President

By |2021-01-20T19:40:19-05:00January 20, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, President Joe Biden signed a combination of Executive Orders to change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide economic relief to millions of Americans suffering from the economic fallout of the crisis. U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement: “President Joe Biden has

By |2021-01-20T18:48:24-05:00January 20, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Day One Action on Climate Change, Efforts to Advance Environmental Justice

Washington, DC – In recognition of the four concurrent crises facing our nation, President Joe Biden took executive action today on issues including racial equity, immigration, the ongoing COVID pandemic and climate change. On the issue of climate change, the President has taken numerous actions consistent with longstanding U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) policy. Most

By |2021-01-20T18:37:02-05:00January 20, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Day One Action on DACA, Other Immigration Provisions

Washington, DC – On his first day in office, President Joe Biden took executive action on a host of priority issues, including significant changes to America’s immigration system long called for by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). The president has reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects Dreamers, revoked the

By |2021-01-20T18:14:13-05:00January 20, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Gather Virtually for 89th U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting

Mayors to Meet with Biden Administration Officials, Congressional Leaders & Business Leaders to discuss priorities including COVID-19 response and recovery, vaccine distribution, climate change, immigration and more Thursday, January 21 – Saturday, January 23, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of mayors from across the country are gathering virtually for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 89th Winter Meeting

By |2021-01-19T18:37:46-05:00January 19, 2021|Media Advisories|

Mayors Call on Congress to Pass Biden Plan for Direct Aid to All Cities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, Independent Mayors Urge Lawmakers to Save Jobs, Boost Recovery with Desperately Needed Direct Aid to All Cities Washington, DC – American mayors are rallying behind President-elect Biden’s new plan to end the pandemic and save the American economy by providing direct fiscal relief to all cities— large, medium, and small—and

By |2021-01-19T08:42:46-05:00January 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Biden Plan for Pandemic Response & Recovery, Including Much-Needed Support for Cities

Following Washington’s Recent Failure, President-elect Calls for $350 Billion in Direct Assistance to State and Local Governments Washington, DC – Today, President-elect Joe Biden released his plan for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) were briefed on it earlier. Among other solutions, the president-elect is proposing

By |2021-01-14T21:26:25-05:00January 14, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Next Labor Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on President-elect Biden’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor: “The nation’s mayors applaud President-elect Biden’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as the next Secretary of Labor.

By |2021-01-08T13:40:55-05:00January 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Violence and Chaos at U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the violence and chaos at the United States Capitol: “What America and the world are witnessing in our nation’s capital is a shameful attack on our democracy. The appalling desecration of the Capitol – the very symbol of

By |2021-01-06T18:56:59-05:00January 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

Washington Fails American Cities, Threatens Economic Recovery

Mayors Call on President-Elect Biden For Emergency Fiscal Assistance for Cities on Day One Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in response to the congressional agreement on a coronavirus relief package: “Despite the clear evidence that shrinking revenue in cities across the country is

By |2020-12-22T08:43:52-05:00December 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

14th Annual Climate Protection Awards Recognizes Mayors for Climate Action

Pittsburgh And West Hartford Mayors Win Top Honors Washington, D.C.  – Mayors across the United States are being recognized today for their local climate efforts as part of the 14th Annual Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and West Hartford Mayor Shari

By |2020-12-18T07:08:52-05:00December 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Washington: You Have Abandoned American Cities As Virus Rages

Stay at the table and deliver for America Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement regarding the ongoing negotiations over a new coronavirus relief package: “As Congress stands on the precipice of failing to include direct fiscal assistance for cities, mayors across the

By |2020-12-17T19:22:02-05:00December 17, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Next Transportation Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of former Mayor Pete Buttigieg to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the new administration: “The nation’s mayors applaud President-elect Joe

By |2020-12-15T19:38:13-05:00December 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as Next HUD Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the new administration: “The nation’s mayors applaud

By |2020-12-11T16:45:18-05:00December 11, 2020|News, Press Room|
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