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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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 24, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 16, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories, News|

New Leadership Elected to the United States Conference of Mayors

On Monday, June 26, Nominating Committee Chair Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie delivered the committee's recommendations during the Business Session of the 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The committee's recommendations were unanimously adopted by the membership. The new top leadership is reflected as follows: President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Vice President Columbia, SC [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:43:27+00:00 June 29, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Updates|

Albuquerque, Birmingham, and West Sacramento Win USCM/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Miami Beach, FL - Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard Berry; Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell, Sr.; and West Sacramento, CA Mayor Christopher Cabaldon have won the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. The awards were [...]

Mayors and Nonprofits in San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Lancaster (PA) Honored for Innovative Neighborhood Stabilization Programs

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grants MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – June 26, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced Mayors Edwin Lee of San Francisco; Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, R.I.; and J. Richard Gray of Lancaster, Penn. are recognized with top honors on behalf [...]

Inaugural Remarks of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, 75th President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2017 ***Remarks as prepared for delivery*** Thank you and welcome. I am proud and honored to stand before you today as President of this prestigious and important organization. And I am here to say that American greatness is alive and well in cities and towns across the country - from [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:34:34+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Speeches|

Landrieu Takes Helm of U.S. Conference of Mayors, Drawing Sharp Contrast Between Local, Results-Driven Leadership and Washington Dysfunction

Organization’s 75th President Calls for Progress over Partisanship; Tells Mayors ‘It’s Our Time’ MIAMI BEACH— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named the 75th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:18:40+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

Incoming US Conference Of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, To Deliver Keynote Speech On National Leadership

Landrieu Will Draw Sharp Contrast Between Results and Vision Coming from Mayors and Paralysis and Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH—Tomorrow, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual four-day gathering will culminate with the election of Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans as USCM’s president and delivery of a major keynote speech on the theme of leadership. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T11:16:57+00:00 June 25, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

Mayors Say: Look To Cities For Inspired Leadership And Real Results In The Face Of Deep National Frustration With Washington

Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Joined Colleagues to Unveil “Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future” Bipartisan Mayors Make Push for Americans to Look to City Hall for National Leadership and Real Results in an Era of Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH— Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Mitch [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:19:47+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

 Survey Finds U.S. Mayors Taking Action on Climate Protection, and Planning for More

Cities are promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency to reduce emissions MIAMI BEACH, FL – Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:20:43+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Los Angeles and Hattiesburg, MS Deemed “Most Liveable” Cities in America

  U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2017 City Livability Award Winners Miami Beach (FL) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Hattiesburg, MS Mayor Johnny DuPree have been awarded first place honors in the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The award recognizes mayoral [...]

By | 2017-08-04T16:00:35+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, News, Press Room|

President Bill Clinton to Address the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach, Saturday 24

Hundreds of Mayors to Convene for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting:  Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda Washington, D.C. – President Bill Clinton will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting, which [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:21:01+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

Incoming USCM President Mitch Landrieu Will Join Colleagues To Unveil “Leadership For America: Mayors’ Agenda For The Future” Bipartisan Policy Agenda

Former President Bill Clinton To Address Conference During Annual Luncheon MIAMI BEACH—Today, Incoming US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Mitch Landrieu, outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of Miami Beach, will join mayors from across the country to unveil Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:50:38+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|