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.

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Community Leaders to Highlight Free File and the Success of VITA

Event Showcases Easy, No-Cost Ways to Save Money at Tax Time February 3, 2018 at 10 am Department of Community and Human Services, Alexandria, VA Washington, DC—In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet with local community leaders in Alexandria to highlight the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) [...]

By |2018-02-01T14:46:03+00:00February 1, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™: Creating Pet-Friendly Communities Across the Country

Mars Petcare, US Conference of Mayors continue partnership, announce grant program and playbook for implementing new pet-friendly programs at USCM 86th Winter Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2018 – Pets are now part of more than 84 million U.S. households, offering companionship, social connections and even improved health. Yet there are still barriers to pet [...]

By |2018-01-26T10:52:38+00:00January 26, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2018 CommunityWINS® Grant Program

$3 million commitment over the next three years will support neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in local municipalities SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2018 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced the 2018 CommunityWINS® grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job [...]

By |2018-01-26T09:59:23+00:00January 26, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

Second Lady Mrs. Karen Pence to Deliver Remarks on Benefits of Art Therapy to U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Conference of Mayors concludes its annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 26, Mrs. Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, will deliver remarks to a plenary meeting of bipartisan mayors from cities large and small. The remarks, “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART,” will raise awareness [...]

By |2018-01-25T16:15:58+00:00January 25, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories, News|

Mayors Receive Dollarwise Awards To Support Financial Education

The United States Conference of Mayors’ DollarWise Campaign Awards: Innovation Grants – Akron, OH; Baltimore, MD; Houston, TX Summer Youth Campaign Grants – Little Rock, AR and Orlando, FL WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) DollarWise Campaign has awarded its 2018 Innovation Grants to three cities with extraordinary financial education initiatives. Akron, OH [...]

By |2018-01-25T16:12:51+00:00January 25, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

Six Cities Share $445,000 In Grants To Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Partnership Invests in Promising Programs to Encourage Kids’ Healthy Weight & Lifestyle WASHINGTON, DC — Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2018 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 86th Winter Meeting in the nation’s capital. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight [...]

By |2018-01-25T14:51:53+00:00January 25, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Statement on Cancelling White House Meeting with President Trump

Washington, DC – Please attribute the following statement to U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu: “Many mayors of both parties were looking forward to visiting the White House today to speak about infrastructure and other issues of pressing importance to the 82 percent of Americans who call cities home. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s decision [...]

By |2018-01-24T13:26:06+00:00January 24, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News, Press Room|

As Washington Reels from Political Drama and Mayors Keep US Economy Humming, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Delivers “State of the Cities” Keynote Remarks

Landrieu Highlights Theme of Mayoral Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty for American Cities, Stress Policy Priorities in Address to Over 200 Republican & Democratic Mayors  ***State of Cities Speech at 12:15pm*** ***USCM Opening Press Conference: Mayors Landrieu, Benjamin, Barnett, Garcetti; Other Bipartisan Mayors 11:30pm*** Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) [...]

By |2018-01-24T09:46:59+00:00January 24, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Federal Government Shutdown

Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on the federal government shutdown: “Tonight, our leaders in Washington put politics ahead of American taxpayers by choosing to shut down the federal government,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of the United States Conference of [...]

By |2018-01-20T00:13:08+00:00January 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to Join Bipartisan Mayors from Around the Country in Nation’s Capital for U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th Winter Meeting  

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join hundreds of mayors from across the nation for the U.S Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 86th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. to address the state of America’s cities. Led by USCM President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the three-day [...]

By |2018-01-19T12:44:14+00:00January 19, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

Bipartisan Mayors from Around the Country to Convene in Nation’s Capital to Tackle Policy Issues Facing Cities in the Age of Trump

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Will Lead 86th Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, Bringing together Congressional Members, Civil Rights, Business and Community Leaders January 24 – 26 at the Capital Hilton Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address, hundreds of mayors from across the nation will gather [...]

By |2018-01-19T12:45:17+00:00January 16, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories, News|

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Criticizes Congress for Passing Tax Reform Bill; Call it an ‘Assault on Cities’

WASHINGTON, DC – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on Congress’ tax bill on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent mayors: “When Congress began its efforts to reform our nation’s tax code, it had a unique chance to create jobs, protect middle [...]

By |2017-12-20T13:27:21+00:00December 20, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, DC— New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “We are shocked and saddened by the heartbreaking news today that our good friend and colleague, Mayor Ed Lee, has passed away. It is a devastating loss [...]

By |2017-12-12T12:26:44+00:00December 12, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan US Conference of Mayors Praises Department of Veterans Affairs for Reinstating Vital Anti-Homelessness Funding

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and a Democrat, and Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles, Co-Chair of the USCM Task Force on Ending Veterans Homelessness and a Republican, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to reinstate vital anti-homelessness [...]

By |2017-12-07T19:27:40+00:00December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin and Dreamer Jin Park Join with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) joined Jin Park, a Dreamer and Harvard molecular biology student, and a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act before [...]

By |2017-12-07T18:25:45+00:00December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin Joins with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers  Press Conference Call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th at 12:15pm EST, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) will join a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference [...]

By |2017-12-06T17:44:31+00:00December 6, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement in Response to Senate Passing Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC—In response to the Senate passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement: “Today’s vote puts partisan politics first and real people last. This middle-class tax increase is Washington at its worst, which is why mayors of both parties [...]

By |2017-12-02T03:53:44+00:00December 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities, Counties and Regions Applaud Passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development & Reauthorization Act

Bill Marks Critical Step Forward in Providing Essential Funding Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Regional Councils today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3017): “We commend members [...]

By |2017-11-30T17:40:15+00:00November 30, 2017|Environment, News, Press Room|

As Tax Reform Hits Senate Floor, Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Senate To Eliminate Dangerous Double Taxation Proposal, Preserve Health Care

Washington, DC— As the Senate nears a vote on the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a letter urging Congressional leaders to preserve the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction and the advance refunding of bonds; drop repeal of the ACA individual mandate; and provide more [...]

By |2017-11-30T11:01:58+00:00November 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Criticizes House for Passing ‘Dangerous’ Tax Reform Bill; Calls on Senate to End the ‘Assault on Cities’

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent mayors demanding the Senate make improvements to the House tax reform bill: “The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors made it clear that we will not ever support [...]

By |2017-11-16T17:27:34+00:00November 16, 2017|News, Press Room|