Tourism Arts Parks Entertainment and Sports

The Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Standing Committee is responsible for developing national policies in this focus area for The United States Conference of Mayors.

MLB Credits USCM Play Ball Program, Mayors In Baseball and Softball Becoming Most Participated Team Sport in the U.S.

At today’s quarterly Major League Baseball owners’ meeting, a report prepared by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association shows that with nearly 25 million participants, baseball and softball combined to rank as the most participated team sports in the United States. In commenting on the report, MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said, “No goal [...]

Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer Receives GRO1000 Award

Mayor Ted Winterer and the City of Santa Monica are one of four cities receiving the 2017 GRO1000 Garden and Green Space Award. The three-year grant will fund the final stages of revitalization to Ishihara Park, a community greenspace designed to connect area residents to nature in an urban setting. The park transformed land formerly [...]

U.S. Mayors to Host Gathering of Professional Sports Alliance

  Frisco, TX | April 6-8, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and host Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, the Mayors Professional Sports Alliance will host a meeting in Frisco, Texas from April 6-8 to highlight the city’s successful efforts to position itself as [...]

National Endowment for the Arts and United States Conference of Mayors Partner on Mayors’ Institute on City Design

Washington, D.C. -- Today the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announce a new agreement to continue the partnership that oversees the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) program. Founded in 1986 by former Charleston, South Carolina, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., the MICD has helped prepare [...]

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Americans for the Arts Honor Exceptional Leaders in the Arts

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017—Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to two elected officials at The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. The honorees have supported and [...]

Survey of Mayors Reveals Hotel Industry is Vital to Local Economies

January 17, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the results of a survey of mayors across the nation that shows the valuable partnerships hotels and the travel sector have with cities from coast to coast, serving as critical components to [...]