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.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Resolution In Support of Voting Rights, Decries Any Actions That Suppress or Intimidate Eligible Voters

Washington, D.C. – In response to several states across the country enacting voter suppression laws, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors has unanimously passed a resolution in support of voting rights. The resolution denounces any actions that would suppress or intimidate eligible voters and calls on the federal government and states to pursue

By |2021-06-16T11:42:06-04:00June 16, 2021|News, Press Room|

Following Weekend of Mass Shootings, Mayors Send Letter to President Biden Demanding Gun Violence Prevention Be Made a Priority

Washington, D.C. – With gun violence again on the rise, including four mass shootings in a six-hour period last weekend alone, the U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling on President Biden to prioritize action on gun violence prevention. The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauded President Biden in March of this year when he announced important executive

By |2021-06-15T16:16:10-04:00June 15, 2021|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: In Wake of Escalating Gun Violence, Mayors Call on Washington to Take Action to Protect Americans

Washington, D.C.— Today at 3:15 PM Eastern, the mayors of Dayton, Chicago, Austin, Houston, and Savannah will convene a virtual press conference to discuss the alarming rise in gun violence across the country and to urge President Biden to take immediate action to make their cities safer for their residents. Over the weekend, four cities – Austin,

By |2021-06-15T13:51:56-04:00June 15, 2021|Media Advisories|

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Becomes 79th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve Elected as First and Second Vice Presidents Washington, DC— Today, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was elected as the 79th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a session of the Conference’s Executive Committee. Mayor Whaley will succeed outgoing USCM President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

By |2021-06-11T16:24:05-04:00June 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Kickoff Mayors Challenge with U.S. Surgeon General Murthy

Effort Aims to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Friday, June 4 at 1:30 pm ET, the nation’s mayors will gather virtually with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to kick off the “Mayors Challenge,” an effort being done in conjunction with President Biden’s national Month of Action to increase COVID-19 vaccinations. The Mayors Challenge, which

By |2021-06-03T17:33:21-04:00June 3, 2021|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins White House for a ‘Month of Action’ to Get Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

“Mayors Challenge” aims to reach 70% of adults with one shot of the vaccine by July 4th Washington, D.C. – In conjunction with President Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans by the 4th of July, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today a Month of Action with the White House and Department of Health

By |2021-06-02T12:51:03-04:00June 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Counties Send Joint Letter to House and Senate Leaders Opposing Clawback Proposals to Repurpose ARP Funds

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Republican Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy adamantly opposing any proposal that would repurpose urgently needed coronavirus relief funds for other activities. A copy of the letter was

By |2021-06-01T15:51:32-04:00June 1, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on ARP Funds for Cities

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM Vice President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Chair of USCM’s Metro Economies Policy Committee Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams on the importance of American Rescue Plan funds for cities: “Since early 2020, city governments have led our nation’s response

By |2021-05-28T10:05:09-04:00May 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors, Local Partners Conclude Summit on ‘Reimagining Public Safety’

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) concluded its virtual two-day summit on ‘Reimagining Public Safety.’ Held in partnership with Cities United and Everytown for Gun Safety, the gathering featured Mayors and local leaders in discussion about implementing solutions that can help make our cities safer and included several calls for Congress to

By |2021-05-25T11:49:12-04:00May 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Convene ‘Reimagining Public Safety’ Summit in Partnership with Cities United & Everytown for Gun Safety

Tuesday, May 18 – Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Washington, D.C. – America’s mayors are gathering virtually for a summit on Reimagining Public Safety on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The virtual summit, being held in partnership with Cities United and Everytown for Gun Safety, will be convened as Congress is being called to

By |2021-05-14T12:44:54-04:00May 14, 2021|Media Advisories|

READOUT: U.S. Conference of Mayors Meets with U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to Discuss Investing in America’s Workforce

Washington, D.C. — This afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) had a virtual conversation with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. Participants discussed the importance of investing in America’s workforce through innovative education and training programs, the future of green jobs in America, and promoting equity and inclusion so that nobody is left behind in

By |2021-05-04T18:01:44-04:00May 4, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors’ Dollarwise Economic Mobility Campaign Awards Innovation Grants to Seven Cities

Washington, DC—The DollarWise Economic Mobility Campaign has awarded its DollarWise Innovation Grants for 2021 to seven cities, including Columbia (SC), Jackson (TN), Las Cruces (NM), New York City, Topeka (KS), White Plains (NY) and Youngstown (OH). Each city was awarded $10,000 to launch or expand economic mobility efforts in their communities. The DollarWise Economic Mobility

By |2021-06-10T14:37:05-04:00May 3, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, in an 89-2 vote, the United States Senate overwhelmingly passed S.914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would invest in the nation’s water infrastructure and address many of the water systems issues that communities across the country face, ensuring that all Americans will be able to

By |2021-04-29T17:50:40-04:00April 29, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds President Biden’s Commitment to Climate Action

Mayors Urge Action to Provide Support to Cities to Achieve the President’s Goals Washington, D.C.— Today, President Joe Biden announced the United States’ public commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to tackle the climate crisis. This pledge will cut pollution, accelerate our nation’s transition to clean energy and create millions of good-paying jobs

By |2021-04-22T16:41:21-04:00April 22, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Local Governments Send Joint Letter to President Biden in Support of Taking Bolder Action on Climate Crisis

Washington, DC— Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors, cities, and locally elected government leaders, representatives from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, African American Mayors Association, Climate Mayors, C40 Cities, and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden applauding the Biden-Harris administration for taking a

By |2021-04-22T11:30:50-04:00April 22, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on Guilty Verdict in The Trial of Derek Chauvin

Washington, D.C. – Today, the jury delivered a verdict of guilty on all counts in The State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin. Following the verdict, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, released the following statement from Louisville: “George Floyd’s death, along with the tragic death of Breonna Taylor in

By |2021-04-20T19:04:30-04:00April 20, 2021|News, Press Room|
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