Meetings

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|

82 Percent Of Mayors Agree That Pets Positively Impact Their Communities

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Releases Results Of New Survey At 85th Annual Meeting Miami Beach, FL—Today, during its 85th Annual Meeting, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the results of a new survey that asked mayors about the current landscape of pet-friendliness in their cities. Eighty-two percent of the mayors surveyed agreed that providing [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:47:51+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting|

Newton (MA) and Long Beach (CA) Mayors Win 1st Place for Their Climate Protection Efforts

  Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL  – The Mayors of Newton and Long Beach are the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.  The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:42:29+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Join the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach

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. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:00:53+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors/IHS Markit Release Inaugural Survey on Smart Cities

Washington, DC—At its 85th Winter Meeting today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey, jointly developed and conducted with IHS Markit, that shows cities of all sizes are developing and implementing “smart city” projects. A copy of the report and its key findings can be found here. Within the 54 cities responding [...]

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 [...]

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

WASHINGTON, DC. — Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. “America’s beverage companies understand they [...]

By | 2017-05-16T07:51:28+00:00 January 18, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Children Health and Human Services|

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 [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grant Program

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 17, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced a call for nominations for the 2017 CommunityWINS℠ grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country. Launched in 2015, the CommunityWINS grant program includes a [...]