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.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Calls for Quick Senate Action to Address Scourge of Gun Violence

Washington, DC—Today, the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Mayors held an emergency session to address the unending gun violence and evil that continues to claim the lives of countless innocent Americans, including our children, and issued the following statement: “In the aftermath of the most recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo,

By |2022-05-27T21:05:25-04:00May 27, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President Biden’s Policing Reform Executive Order

Washington, DC – Today, on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, President Biden announced an executive order to reform policing in America. In it, he directs federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies, create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct, use grants to encourage state and local police to tighten restrictions on

By |2022-05-25T17:10:33-04:00May 25, 2022|News, Press Room|

SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host 2022 Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada

170+ mayors to focus on public safety, infrastructure, mental health, climate, & other issues at Conference’s largest annual gathering June 3 – 6, 2022 Washington, D.C. – From June 3 to June 6, 2022, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold its 90th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada. Under the leadership of USCM President Miami

By |2022-05-25T10:15:14-04:00May 25, 2022|Media Advisories|

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero Named Chair of Latino Alliance for U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced that Tucson Mayor Regina Romero will be the new chair of the Conference’s Latino Alliance of Mayors. The Latino Alliance serves as a forum for mayors to address policy concerns, governmental participation, and the changing demographics of Latino communities in American cities.

By |2022-05-18T10:48:41-04:00May 18, 2022|News, Press Room|

Major New Philanthropic Effort Launched to Help U.S. Cities and Towns Access Federal Infrastructure Funding

Bloomberg Philanthropies Unveils the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding to Work for Residents New Hub Delivered by U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and Results for America with Support from Emerson Collective, Ford Foundation and the Kresge Foundation May 17, 2022: Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced

By |2022-05-17T14:08:07-04:00May 17, 2022|News, Press Room|

City, State, and County Organization Leaders Celebrate Historic Infrastructure Investments Heading to Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, May 16, leaders from the nation’s leading city, county, and state organizations kicked off Infrastructure Week (May 16-20) by sharing how game-changing federal investments in infrastructure are benefiting communities across the country. Local leaders know the needs of their communities better than anyone and are ready to invest in infrastructure

By |2022-05-16T15:59:37-04:00May 16, 2022|News, Press Room|

City, State, and County Organizations Kick Off Infrastructure Week, Highlight Bipartisan Law’s Impact Throughout Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, May 16, leaders from the nation’s leading city, county, and state organizations will kick off Infrastructure Week (May 16-20) by sharing how game-changing federal investments in infrastructure are benefiting communities across the country. Six months after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the

By |2022-05-12T13:27:41-04:00May 12, 2022|Media Advisories|

Bipartisan Group of More Than 100 Mayors Send Letter to U.S. Senate Urging Confirmation of Steven Dettelbach as ATF Director

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter signed by 102 mayors, including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley in support of Steven M. Dettelbach to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Dettelbach,

By |2022-06-21T09:50:12-04:00May 10, 2022|News, Press Room|

Earth Day: America’s Mayors Are Leading the Way on Climate Change

Washington, D.C. – America’s mayors continue to lead the fight against climate change through innovative policies and programs that are building climate resiliency, promoting the use of clean energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities across the country. In recognition of the 52nd Earth Day, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis X.

By |2022-04-22T09:35:59-04:00April 22, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Study Crypto and Blockchain, Engage Leaders at eGov Summit

Three dozen mayors to attend eMerge America’s 2022 event to discuss issues at nexus of cryptocurrency, blockchain and government Washington, DC – On April 19th, more than three dozen mayors will be in Miami, Florida to attend the 2022 eMerge Americas Government (eGOV) Summit. Held in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the

By |2022-04-14T11:46:11-04:00April 14, 2022|News, Press Room|

Mayors Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will discuss the connections their cities have to Jackie Robinson’s story Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, April 14, at 1:00 pm ET, to mark the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first Black player in Major League Baseball, the U.S. Conference

By |2022-04-13T13:56:58-04:00April 13, 2022|Media Advisories|

ICYMI: Nation’s Mayors Applaud Biden Administration’s Actions to Combat Gun Violence

Washington, DC—Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced important steps it is taking to address the growing and unchecked problem of ghost guns. As cities across the country are plagued with continuing gun violence, the Administration’s actions will help mayors with their efforts to prevent and reduce the proliferation of these weapons. Since 1968, the U.S. Conference

By |2022-04-12T12:07:49-04:00April 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Biden Administration’s Actions to Keep Cities Safe

Washington, D.C. — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez on today’s announcement by the Biden Administration on the additional steps it is taking to keep American cities safe: “Our nation and our cities are plagued with a nationwide surge in crime. Mayors across the nation are

By |2022-04-11T15:34:50-04:00April 11, 2022|News, Press Room|

With Food Security at Risk, Nation’s Mayors Send Letter to Congress Urging Votes to Extend and Expand Access to Federal Nutrition Programs

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Senate Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Senator John Boozman; and the House Chair of the Committee of Agriculture, Representative David Scott, and Ranking Member Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson, urging them to support

By |2022-03-18T09:30:37-04:00March 18, 2022|News, Press Room|

Good Call Named Winner of Mayor’s Matchup Pitch Competition at SXSW

National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technologies Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Austin, TX – Today, Good Call was announced as the winner of the Mayor's Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition at South By Southwest (SXSW). Each year at SXSW, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) helps organize a competition with entrepreneurs and

By |2022-03-13T16:36:55-04:00March 13, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The United States Conference of Mayors on the Kidnapping of Ukrainian Mayor by Russian Forces

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by the President of The United States Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, in response to Russian forces kidnapping Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, Ukraine: “America’s mayors demand the immediate release of the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov. Mayor Fedorov was violently captured while caring for his citizens

By |2022-03-12T12:45:15-05:00March 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on One-Year Anniversary of American Rescue Plan Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, on the one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act being signed into law: “When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America nearly two years ago, mayors across America faced an unprecedented crisis. Necessary measures taken

By |2022-03-11T09:50:15-05:00March 11, 2022|News, Press Room|

New Survey of Mayors Highlights How American Rescue Plan Funds Are Helping Cities Drive the Nation’s Economic Recovery

In Advance of ARPA Anniversary, Results from More than 100 Mayors Show Powerful Impact of City Relief Program Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey of mayors that shows how critical relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are being put to use in American cities.

By |2022-03-10T14:26:56-05:00March 10, 2022|News, Press Room|
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