Over 250 Mayors Demand Action on Gun Violence

Last week, in the wake of the horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton, more than 250 mayors – Republican and Democratic, from cities large and small, rural, urban and suburban – joined their colleagues in a letter urging immediate Senate action to address gun violence. The United State Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long

United States Conference of Mayors Joins Nationwide Coalition to Intervene in Census Challenge

United States Conference of Mayors to Intervene as Defendant in Alabama Census Case to Ensure Electoral College Count Is Not Distorted Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined a 26-member coalition from around the country — including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, and six cities — in opposing the

By |2019-08-12T14:44:37-05:00August 12, 2019|News, Press Room|

Following Bipartisan Call To Action, Dayton & El Paso Mayors, USCM Leadership To Hold Media Call On Gun Violence Epidemic

More than 200 Mayors – Republican and Democratic – Send Letter Calling for Senate to Return and Consider Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation  WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY at 3:30 p.m. EST, a bipartisan group of mayors, including the mayors of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, will hold a telephone news conference following release of a

By |2019-08-08T12:14:15-05:00August 8, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

El Paso, Dayton, 214 Bipartisan Mayors Urge Senate To Address Gun Violence Epidemic

Washington, D.C. – Today, 214 bipartisan mayors from across the country sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to immediately call the Senate back to Washington to take action on bipartisan gun safety legislation. The letter is signed by Republican and Democratic mayors, including Mayor

By |2019-08-08T07:18:38-05:00August 8, 2019|Criminal and Social Justice, Letters, News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Dayton Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on the shooting in Dayton: “Another mass shooting in a great American city is more than we can fathom. Thirteen hours of bloodshed. Twenty-nine innocent people killed—20 yesterday in El Paso, nine early today in Dayton. More

By |2019-08-04T10:44:24-05:00August 4, 2019|News, Press Room|

At First-Ever Mayors National Youth Summit, Young Leaders and U.S. Mayors Sign Youth Engagement Compact

Los Angeles, CA – This week, the U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted the inaugural Mayors National Youth Summit. Under the leadership of USCM President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, (MI), the Summit brought together more than 100 young people and youth activists – ages 16 to 22 – representing

By |2019-07-27T13:21:03-05:00July 27, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors and Youth Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for First-Ever Summit

Tomorrow, mayors from across the country accompanied by young leaders from their communities will convene in Los Angeles for the first-ever Mayors National Youth Summit. Now more than ever, our current political and social climate make it clear that decisions made today will have serious implications on the next generation as they take up the

By |2019-07-25T19:02:07-05:00July 25, 2019|Updates, Youth Involvement|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Committee Action to Renew Energy Block Grant Program

Key House Committee Bill Authorizes $3.5 Billion Annually Over 5 Years to Aid City, Local Area Climate Efforts Washington, D.C.—Today, the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative

By |2019-07-25T15:08:08-05:00July 17, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President on Threat of ICE Raids

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, (MI) on the threat of ICE raids this weekend: "There are reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be moving forward with an operation targeting undocumented immigrants with court-ordered removals across major cities. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors

By |2019-07-25T15:08:57-05:00July 13, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Passing of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S Conference of Mayors President, Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, on the passing of Brockton (MA) Mayor Bill Carpenter: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter.  A member of the United States Conference of Mayors since 1997, Mayor Carpenter served on our

By |2019-07-03T16:11:31-05:00July 3, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Trump Administration’s Decision to Drop Citizenship Question on Census

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from U.S Conference of Mayors President, Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, on the Trump Administration’s announcement that the 2020 Census will not include a question on citizenship: “The nation’s mayors were pleased to learn today that the 2020 Census will move forward on time and without the addition of

By |2019-07-02T21:13:46-05:00July 2, 2019|News, 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 |2019-07-01T19:34:37-05:00July 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|