Media Advisories

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 [...]

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order Sanctuary Cities Provisions

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on today’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The nation’s mayors applaud today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California which granted San Francisco and Santa Clara [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Meet With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. –  A delegation of the nation’s mayors will meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, April 25th at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions [...]

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grant Funding

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week:   Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 am ET  Washington, D.C. –  During National Community Development Week, which runs from April 17-21 and highlights the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, mayors and local leaders will host a national press conference call on Wednesday, [...]

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg to Highlight Success of VITA and Free File

EASY, NO COST WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AT TAX TIME Free programs help low and middle-income residents file their taxes, claim all benefits and deductions to maximize their refund Washington, DC –  In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as the tax season comes to a close, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet [...]

By | 2017-04-13T16:16:47+00:00 April 13, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Mayors to Host Gathering of Professional Sports Alliance

  Frisco, TX | April 6-8, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and host Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, the Mayors Professional Sports Alliance will host a meeting in Frisco, Texas from April 6-8 to highlight the city’s successful efforts to position itself as [...]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to Testify on the ‘FAST’ Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will testify before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled ‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation’ (FAST) Act Implementation:  State and Local Perspectives.’ Mayor Reed, who Chairs the Conference’s [...]

Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Chris Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Chris Bollwage will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing on Brownfields Reauthorization. Mayor Bollwage, who testified last week before the House Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-04-03T12:04:49+00:00 April 3, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

Lancaster Mayor Gray to Testify on Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Mayor Rick Gray will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:30 pm ET on the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S.692). During his testimony, Mayor Gray will [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:23:02+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Elizabeth Mayor Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Redevelopment as a Means of Economic Development, Job Creation

  Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Christian Bollwage will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Tuesday, March 28th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program.” [...]

By | 2017-03-27T14:21:55+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Nation’s Mayors to Host Press Conference Call to Promote ‘Day of Action’ in Support of Immigrants & Immigration Reform

  ​  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12 noon EDT  Washington, D.C. –  This week, the nation’s mayors are gearing up for a Cities' Day of Immigration Action to be held on Tuesday, March 21.  Events that day will demonstrate support for immigrants in communities across the country and reiterate the mayors’ support for comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. Conference of [...]

By | 2017-03-17T15:48:19+00:00 March 17, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Delegation to Participate in South by Southwest

Austin, TX | March 10 - March 19 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of U.S. mayors from across the country will travel to Austin, TX to participate in South by Southwest, a conference and festival featuring the convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging [...]

By | 2017-03-09T15:26:49+00:00 March 9, 2017|Media Advisories|

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy to Urge Stronger City-Federal Partnership

Will Testify at Congressional Hearing on the Role of  Federal Agencies in Water Infrastructure Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Schenectady (NY) Mayor Gary McCarthy will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Thursday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Building a [...]

By | 2017-03-09T14:33:32+00:00 March 8, 2017|Media Advisories|

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to Address Mayors in Open Session of U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting  

Mayors to Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress Washington, D.C. — On the heels of President Trump’s joint address to Congress, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will address the nation’s mayors in a morning session tomorrow at 9:30am in the Federal Room of the Capital Hilton Hotel.  This session is OPEN TO PRESS COVERAGE. The meeting with [...]

By | 2017-03-02T07:43:54+00:00 March 2, 2017|Media Advisories, Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors to Bring United Front to Washington on Behalf of Cities, Metro Residents

Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress During U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting Washington, D.C. — On the heels of President Trump’s joint address to Congress, U.S. mayors will travel to the nation’s capital to press federal lawmakers on key issues important to people living in cities and their metropolitan areas -- particularly infrastructure investment, [...]

By | 2017-02-28T14:55:45+00:00 February 27, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces National Day of Action on Affordable Care Act Repeal

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Hold Press Conference Call on Affordable Act Repeal Repeal Will Threaten Safety of Low-Income Americans & Put Hospitals in Economic Jeopardy Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors will hold a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL on Thursday, February 23rd at 12 noon ET to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have [...]

By | 2017-02-23T14:41:35+00:00 February 20, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, Media Advisories|

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Brownfields Redevelopment

Washington, D.C. – New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jonathan Mitchell will testify before the House Subcommittee on Environment tomorrow, Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.” Mayor Mitchell, who serves as Chair of the Energy Committee for The [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:38+00:00 February 15, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

More than 300 Mayors Slated to Attend the 85th Winter Meeting During Presidential Inauguration Week

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a record number of more than 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials, Congressional members, and business leaders to ensure the economic health [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:46+00:00 January 10, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

Mayors Examine Issues of Homelessness and Hunger in America

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and National Alliance to End Homelessness To Release 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Survey 38-City Survey Results Announced on a Conference call Wednesday, December 14th at 11am ET Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release its Annual 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Report on Wednesday, December 14 at [...]