Standing Committees of the United States Conference of Mayors

On Third Day of Annual Meeting, Nation’s Mayors Advance More Than Thirty Policy Resolutions on the Environment, Jobs, Education, the Workforce, and Energy

On Thursday, August 26th, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) gathered virtually for a jam-packed third day of the 89th Annual Meeting. More than thirty individual policy resolutions were advanced in three separate standing committee meetings. Mayors also discussed challenges facing their constituents, sharing new ideas, best practices, and support as cities continue to

On Day Two of Annual Meeting, Nation’s Mayors Convene to Advance Policy Resolutions, Express Support for Resettlement of Afghans to U.S. Cities

Action Took Place in Metro Economies, Community Development and Housing, Criminal and Social Justice Committees On Wednesday, August 25th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) gathered virtually for the second day of the 89th Annual Meeting. On a busy day, three separate standing committees considered and advanced a host of policy resolutions and discussed important

Nation’s Mayors to Discuss Metro Economies, Community Development and Housing, and Criminal and Social Justice

On Day Two of Annual Meeting, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas to lead consideration of resolutions Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00 PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will gather virtually for the second day of its 89th Annual Meeting. Three

Transportation and Communications Committee Advances Resolutions to Kick Off 89th Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, August 24th, the first virtual session of the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th Annual Meeting took place to consider and advance policy resolutions on issues important to American cities. Due to rising the rising COVID-19 threat in America, USCM leaders announced recently that the Annual Meeting would not be able to take

TODAY: Nation’s Mayors Kick off 89th Annual Meeting

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to lead consideration of transportation and communications resolutions Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, August 24th at 4:00PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will kick off its 89th Annual Meeting. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and recent increase in cases due to the delta variant, the four-day meeting will

By |2021-08-24T11:56:21-04:00August 24, 2021|Media Advisories, Transportation and Communications|

Accelerating Carbon Emission Reductions

Local Actions are Required to Effectively Address the 68% of Annual Carbon Emissions that Come from the Buildings and Transportation Sectors Want to know where America is in the Clean Energy Transition? Looking at how the utility scale electric power sector is switching technologies and fuels to low- and no-carbon sources indicates the transition

By |2021-02-12T16:20:01-05:00February 12, 2021|Energy|

Conference of Mayors Concludes Final Full Day of the 89th Winter Meeting

The final full day of the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th Winter Meeting, led by Conference President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, brought mayors together with some of the biggest names in American politics to discuss the biggest challenges facing the country. Mayors were especially honored to welcome President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the

The Conference of Mayors Concludes Day Two of 89th Winter Meeting

Mayors Meet with Key Biden Administration Officials, Speaker Pelosi, Dr. Fauci, and other public and private sector leaders to discuss on COVID-19 recovery, vaccine distribution, reducing gun violence and other pressing priorities   On the second day of the United States Conference of Mayors’ 89th Winter Meeting, hundreds of mayors gathered virtually with key members

The Conference of Mayors Wraps Day 1 of 89th Winter Meeting

On the first day of the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th Winter Meeting, hundreds of mayors gathered virtually to discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing cities – and our nation – today. They engaged in conversation with Biden administration officials, heard from business leaders, and they exchanged ideas and solutions with each

Supporting Community Development and Affordable Housing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated communities across the country, crippling small businesses and threatening American’s ability to afford to remain in their homes. On Friday, June 26th, the Committee on Community Development and Housing, led by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms debated and approved nine resolutions designed to help rebuild

Mayors Seizing this Moment to Address Police Reform and Racial Equity Gaps

On Thursday, the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee convened during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting to address a number of timely issues including the national call for police reform, closing the equity gaps around race, support for safer, more accessible elections, and the need for

Addressing America’s Public Health Disparities, During and Beyond COVID-19

After a busy week of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Meeting, the Children, Health, and Human Services Committee kicked off Friday to discuss critical public health challenges amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, the committee debated several resolutions that

Stayed Transportation Investment, Closing the Digital Divide Critical Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In its fourth day of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting, the Transportation and Communications Committee convened Thursday to discuss critical infrastructure issues facing American cities, especially those challenges related to COVID-19. The panel, chaired by Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, debated several resolutions that

Mayors Address Environmental Protection Policies at Virtual Annual Meeting  

Tuesday, at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 88th Annual Meeting, the Committee on the Environment met to consider a series of resolutions designed to protect our environment and advance sound policies that create jobs and programs to help make our cities greener. The Committee on the Environment advanced resolutions to

By |2020-06-25T10:57:31-04:00June 24, 2020|88th Annual Meeting (2020), Environment, Updates|

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Cities’ Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on all of our nation’s cities, causing major budget shortfalls that have forced mayors to cut programs and services and furlough employees. While virtually all city services and programs have been impacted by this budget crisis, initiatives supporting the arts, promoting tourism,

Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce Approve Policies to Create Jobs and Expand the Workforce

Providing access to education, developing our nation’s workforce, and creating jobs are among some of the most important priorities for America’s mayors. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for well-positioned city residents to contribute to our nation’s economy and mayors have created a clear path forward, advancing policy

International Affairs Committee Kicks Off First-Ever Virtual Annual Meeting

Today, the United States Conference Mayors kicked off it's first-ever virtual Annual Meeting. A primary element of the Annual Meeting is always the debate and consideration of resolutions that set official policy for the organization for the following year. These policy positions help guide advocacy efforts and allow mayors to

In Conversation with House Chairman, Mayors Express Urgent Needs in Fight Against COVID-19

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the growing fiscal challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on cities. A bipartisan delegation of five mayors from across the country participated in the conversation with Chairman

What Mayors and Their Residents Need to Know About COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

On March 27 the third federal stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (HR 748), became law. The bill gives millions of Americans the opportunity to receive one-time economic impact payments to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that payments would be

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