Meetings

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

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

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President on White House Meeting

Washington, DC -- Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) and President of the United States Conference of Mayors on the meeting a delegation of mayors had with President Trump at the White House on Friday, January 24, 2020. “This past Friday, mayors from across the country had the

By |2020-01-28T10:49:20-05:00January 28, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room|

NEW POLL: Climate Change, Gun Violence the Defining Issues for Young Voters

U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Survey of Young Voters; Concerns Mirror Priorities of the US Conference of Mayors, Demonstrate Need for Youth Engagement Washington, D.C. – Today, at their 88th Winter Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the results of a survey of voters aged 18-29, highlighting the concerns of younger Americans and underscoring

By |2020-01-25T12:01:49-05:00January 24, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room, Youth Involvement|

Conference of Mayors Releases 2020 Economic Mobility Report

The United States Conference of Mayors is pleased to release its 2020 Economic Mobility Report. The report features aggregate data that focuses on the implementation and strength of economic mobility programming in our nation’s cities. The report is based on survey data collected from 53 cities across the country. The Conference thanks all of the mayors and

By |2020-04-14T09:06:26-04:00January 24, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), DollarWise, Reports, Updates|

Albuquerque, Augusta and Oakland Park Win Top 2020 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

Cities Share $445,000 in Grants to Encourage Children’s Healthy Weight & Lifestyle Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners for the 2020 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the USCM’s 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.: Albuquerque, N.M. Mayor Tim Keller, Augusta, Ga. Mayor Hardie Davis and Oakland Park, Fla. Mayor

By |2020-01-25T12:02:20-05:00January 23, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room|

Report: As Climate Change Threatens Cities, Mayors are Taking Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today by the Alliance for a Sustainable Future – a joint effort from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) – shows that America’s mayors are stepping up and taking action to reduce carbon pollution in the absence of federal

By |2020-01-25T12:02:35-05:00January 23, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room|

Presidential Candidates Bloomberg and Buttigieg to Address Nation’s Mayors

Bloomberg: Wednesday, January 22 Buttigieg: Thursday, January 23 Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – Next week, Democratic Presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Bloomberg will

By |2020-01-18T15:25:08-05:00January 17, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors to Bring Bipartisan Solutions to Nation’s Capital

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Will Lead the 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, Bringing Together Local and Federal Leaders January 22-24, 2020 Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – With mayoral leadership ascendant in America, hundreds of mayors from across the country are set to gather for the U.S Conference of Mayors’

By |2020-01-21T11:29:50-05:00January 14, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), Media Advisories, Press Room|

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 |2019-07-01T19:34:37-04:00July 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 |2019-07-01T17:14:11-04:00July 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 |2019-06-30T18:31:30-04:00June 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 |2019-06-30T17:00:09-04:00June 30, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|
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