Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan Barnett Becomes 77th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Honolulu, HI—Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett became the 77th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia (SC) at USCM’s 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu. Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer was elected USCM Vice President, and Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley was elected

By |2019-07-01T19:34:37-05:00July 1, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Mayors Take Stand On Guns, Trade Deal, Immigration, Climate, Other Priority Issues

At U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, Mayors Push Solutions for the Biggest Challenges Facing the Country Honolulu (HI) — This weekend in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States Conference of Mayors gathered for its 87th Annual Meeting. After four days of conversation and idea sharing, the Annual Meeting culminates with debate and adoption of a

By |2019-07-01T17:14:11-05:00July 1, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Appoints Chicago Mayor As Chair Of Criminal & Social Justice Committee

Honolulu, HI – Today, during the 87th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot was appointed to serve as Chair of USCM’s Criminal and Social Justice Committee. Mayor Lightfoot was appointed by USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin. “Mayor Lightfoot brings a wide range of experience to this position,” said

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Award $1 Million to Cities for Local Revitalization, Economic Development, Job Creation

Mayors and nonprofits in Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; New Haven, Conn.; Romeoville, Ill., receive top honors in CommunityWINS program HONOLULU and SAN FRANCISCO – July 1, 2019 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Tim Keller of Albuquerque, N.M.; Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta; Toni Harp of New Haven, Conn.; and

By |2019-06-30T18:31:30-05:00June 30, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Mars Petcare and U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce 2019 better cities for pets™ Grant Recipients

Grants Awarded to Three Cities to Support Pet-Friendly Initiatives HONOLULU, June 28, 2019 – Today, BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™, a Mars Petcare program, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), announced its 2019 grant recipients: St. Petersburg, Fla., Dayton, Ohio, and Key West, Fla. with grants totaling $60,000. Each of the three cities will

By |2019-06-30T17:00:09-05:00June 30, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Plano & Aguadilla Deemed “Most Livable” Cities in America

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2019 City Livability Award Winners at Annual Meeting in Honolulu | Saturday, June 29 Honolulu (HI) — Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and Aguadilla (PR) Mayor Carlos Méndez Martínez have been awarded first place honors in the 2019 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting

By |2019-06-30T14:05:59-05:00June 29, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Los Angeles and Fayetteville Mayors Win Top Climate Awards

Annual Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu Honolulu, HI  – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fayetteville, AR Mayor Lioneld Jordan won top honors in this year’s Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards.  The two mayors, joined by 10 other mayoral awardees, were honored today during the annual

By |2019-06-28T12:45:05-05:00June 28, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Consider Issues Related to Trade and Immigration

Across the country, mayors tackle the greatest challenges facing our nation every day. At the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting this week in Honolulu, they’ll meet to discuss those challenges, including trade and the continued crisis at the border. Mayors will debate key resolutions related to our country’s relationships with our neighbors,

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Support a Healthier Future for All Americans

Every year at the United States Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, mayors from across the country come together to discuss resolutions that the nation's mayors believe will help guide our progress over the coming year. We focus on a wide variety of topics and over the next two weeks leading up to our meeting, we

Chairman Peter DeFazio To Address Nation’s Mayors In Honolulu

Speech to Focus on Infrastructure Investment, Re-Authorization of Surface Transportation Bill June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm HST Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 28, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting.  The Chairman will speak

By |2019-06-24T21:35:42-05:00June 21, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Resolved: Mayors to Speak Out on the Big Issues of the Day

The United States Conference of Mayors will soon gather for its Annual Meeting next week. Every summer, mayors from cities large and small come together to talk about their approaches to some of the most important challenges facing communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and propose solutions, but also to help

U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Bipartisan Cooperation as Washington Works to Negotiate Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. – Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin: “This morning, prior to the President’s announcement, the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Mayors unanimously approved an emergency resolution calling on Congress and the President to pass legislation that would re-open the federal

By |2019-01-28T12:49:17-05:00January 25, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), News, Press Room|

Six Cities Share $445,000 in Grants to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Partnership with Beverage Industry Invests $3.1 Million Overall in Programs that Encourage Healthy Weight and Healthy Lifestyles among Children WASHINGTON, D.C. —The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today announced the winners of the 2019 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards at the organization’s 87th Winter Meeting in the nation’s capital. The awards went to cities whose

By |2019-01-28T12:45:44-05:00January 24, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), News, Press Room|

Mars Petcare And U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce 2019 Better Cities For Pets™ Grant Program

Grants to be Awarded to Cities In Support of Pet-Friendly Initiatives WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2019 – Today, Mars Petcare and its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), issued a call for 2019 grant entries for cities demonstrating their commitment to becoming more pet-friendly. This announcement coincides with the 87th

By |2019-01-28T12:39:06-05:00January 23, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), News, Press Room|

Vice President Joe Biden to Address Nation’s Mayors

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:45 am ET Capital Hilton Hotel | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – Former Vice President Joe Biden will address the nation’s mayors during the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:45 am ET.  The Winter Meeting, which will be held at

By |2019-01-24T12:42:32-05:00January 22, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), Media Advisories, News|

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Address Nation’s Mayors During The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 pm ET Capital Hilton Hotel | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will address the nation’s mayors during the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 pm ET.  The Winter Meeting, which will be held at the

By |2019-01-24T12:42:33-05:00January 22, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors Continue To Lead Despite Washington Gridlock

Hundreds of Mayors to Push Washington to Address Critical Issues Facing Cities at U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Winter Meeting **Opening Press Conference: Wednesday, January 23 at 10 am ET** Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – As Washington remains mired in gridlock, hundreds of bipartisan mayors from across the country will gather in Washington,

By |2019-01-24T12:42:33-05:00January 21, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), Media Advisories, News|

Cities Across the U.S. Join the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Movement to Improve the Lives of Local Pets

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mars Petcare issue $100,000 in grants to three winning cities plus $1 million in NUTRO™ food donation to support nearly 50 applicant cities BOSTON, June 8, 2018 – As more families welcome pets into their lives, the demand for infrastructure and resources are on the rise. Cities across the U.S. are

By |2018-06-15T18:41:18-05:00June 15, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches The Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities

As National Discourse Becomes More Divisive, Mayors Take the Lead in Promoting Tolerance, Equality and Unity Boston, MA – During its Annual Meeting in Boston, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the establishment of the Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities.  The Center will focus on creating a strong and

By |2018-06-11T12:50:05-05:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2018 CommunityWINS Grants

Program honors mayors and nonprofits in Long Beach, Calif., and Dayton and Youngstown, Ohio (BOSTON, June 11, 2018) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Robert Garcia of Long Beach, Calif.; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown, Ohio, received top honors on behalf of

By |2018-07-03T21:42:02-05:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|