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U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Congressional Budge Office Score of House Healthcare Bill

  Statement of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Chair USCM Children, Health and Human Services Committee Washington, D.C. – On behalf of the nation’s mayors, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Children, Health and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office score of [...]

By | 2017-05-24T18:37:39+00:00 May 24, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

Mayors Karen Freeman-Wilson, Ed Pawlowski to Speak in Support of Community Development Block Grant Funding

Washington, D.C. –  On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Allentown (PA) Mayor Ed Pawlowski will participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, both of which are slated for elimination in the Administration’s [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:16:01+00:00 May 24, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Sound Alarm on Trump FY 2018 Budget: Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness: “Mayors across the country are deeply troubled by President Trump’s brazen attack on the very people he promised to protect. The [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:36:25+00:00 May 23, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

Mayors Buttigieg and Dupree Testify on Wastewater and Stormwater Costs Request to Congress – Pass Integrated Planning and Affordability Legislation

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg testified on behalf of The US Conference of Mayors and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree testified on behalf of the National League of Cities before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, on the high costs of Clean Water Act (CWA) mandates and the need to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T22:52:39+00:00 May 19, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

MLB Credits USCM Play Ball Program, Mayors In Baseball and Softball Becoming Most Participated Team Sport in the U.S.

At today’s quarterly Major League Baseball owners’ meeting, a report prepared by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association shows that with nearly 25 million participants, baseball and softball combined to rank as the most participated team sports in the United States. In commenting on the report, MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said, “No goal [...]

Mayors See Infrastructure Investment As Key To Future As U.S. Metros Lead Nation’s Job Growth, But Many Still Lag Behind

Washington, D.C. -- While the nation’s metropolitan areas are economically strong with more than 300 metros experiencing job growth in 2016 and accounting for 95% of all the U.S. job gains last year, growth continues to remain uneven, with nearly one-third of metro cities (121) still not having recovered their lost jobs from the Great Recession, [...]

U.S. Conference Of Mayors To Stress Importance Of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds During Infrastructure Week

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of President Trump reaching 100 days in office, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will add his voice to the need for additional infrastructure investment and the preservation of the tax exemption on municipal bonds at events in the nation's capital during Infrastructure Week (May [...]

By | 2017-05-16T17:02:30+00:00 May 16, 2017|Media Advisories, Transportation and Communications|

U.S. Mayors to Participate in Infrastructure Week

Release New Report Demonstrating Why Federal Dollars Should be Directed to Cities  Washington, D.C. – On the heels of President Trump reaching 100 days in office, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Infrastructure Task Force Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other mayoral leaders from across the country will [...]

Extraordinary Measures Taken to Diversify Sustainable Water Supplies in Western Cities

  The Mayors Water Council convened their spring 2017 meeting in Santa Barbara, hosted by Mayor Helene Schneider on April 13-14, 2017. Mayor and Water Council Co-Chair Jill Techel led a diverse group of mayors, local and state elected officials and their representatives, staff from regional water control districts and national experts from industry in [...]

By | 2017-05-08T13:52:47+00:00 May 8, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce Infrastructure Task Force to be Chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has announced today the formation of a Task Force on Infrastructure to be chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. As Chair of the USCM Infrastructure Task Force, Mayor Garcetti will represent the Conference of Mayors during Infrastructure Week, which is [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Passage of House Healthcare Replacement Bill

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today expressed strong opposition to the American Health Care Act of 2017. In January, mayors came together in a bipartisan manner to put forward key principles and in a U.S. Conference of Mayors letter (Jan 25) to Congress that would help protect our nation's sickest people.  The amended legislation [...]

Community Development Daily: Dayton (OH) and Indianapolis (IN)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Dayton, OH Dayton’s Neighborhood Stabilization and Improvement Program received $2,845,103.86 in 2016 and has received $8,185,962.07 overall since 2014. The Neighborhood Stabilization and Improvement Program includes administrative assistance for housing rehabilitation and maintenance programs, emergency [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:21:12+00:00 May 4, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Montgomery (AL) and Winston-Salem (NC)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Montgomery, AL During Program Years 2012 - 2015, the City of Montgomery allocated approximately $4M to the Montgomery Housing Authority for infrastructure improvements at The Plaza, formerly known as Tulane Court.  The dilapidated public housing [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:30:34+00:00 May 3, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Buffalo (NY) and Knoxville (TN)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Buffalo, NY The City of Buffalo is committed to preserving the integrity of our unique architecture and culture.  One example of this is our Beverly Gray Business Incubator, located in a low-moderate income neighborhood on [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:35:16+00:00 May 2, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Beaverton (OR) and Mesa (AZ)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Beaverton, OR This year, Beaverton funded two organizations a total of $147,000.  A tremendous success story comes from our partner Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, or MESO, and their work with Maria Roman (name used [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:57:34+00:00 May 1, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Selected News Clips From USCM Meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

  On Tuesday, April 25th U.S. Conference of Mayors leadership met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions in January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order. Meeting participants included:  USCM Vice President New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, [...]

Ben Barber: Dreamer – Doer – Founder of The Global Parliament of Mayors

Ben Barber died Monday. Many of you know him from his book If Mayors Ruled The World. He wrote 17 books, his latest, Cool Cities, was published a few days before his death. Noted academics heralded him as one of the world's greatest political theorists. Universities and academics and national governments awarded him the highest honors for [...]

By | 2017-05-03T15:54:38+00:00 April 28, 2017|Updates|

State, Local Governments Applaud Introduction of Remote Sales Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – today issued the following statement on [...]

By | 2017-04-28T15:04:59+00:00 April 28, 2017|News, Press Room|

State, Local Governments Urge Congress to Preserve State and Local Tax Deduction and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds in Tax Reform Efforts

Washington – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – issued the following statement on President [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:08:38+00:00 April 28, 2017|News, Press Room, U.S. Metro Economies|