170+ mayors to focus on public safety, infrastructure, mental health, climate, & other issues at Conference’s largest annual gathering June 3 – 6, 2022 Washington, D.C. – From June 3 to June 6, 2022, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold its 90th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada. Under the leadership of USCM President Miami
Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on today’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: “Just over a week ago 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York; today 14 children and a teacher were killed in an elementary
Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced that Tucson Mayor Regina Romero will be the new chair of the Conference’s Latino Alliance of Mayors. The Latino Alliance serves as a forum for mayors to address policy concerns, governmental participation, and the changing demographics of Latino communities in American cities.
Major New Philanthropic Effort Launched to Help U.S. Cities and Towns Access Federal Infrastructure Funding
Bloomberg Philanthropies Unveils the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding to Work for Residents New Hub Delivered by U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and Results for America with Support from Emerson Collective, Ford Foundation and the Kresge Foundation May 17, 2022: Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced
City, State, and County Organization Leaders Celebrate Historic Infrastructure Investments Heading to Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, May 16, leaders from the nation’s leading city, county, and state organizations kicked off Infrastructure Week (May 16-20) by sharing how game-changing federal investments in infrastructure are benefiting communities across the country. Local leaders know the needs of their communities better than anyone and are ready to invest in infrastructure
Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on today’s mass shooting in Buffalo: “Once again America’s mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people
City, State, and County Organizations Kick Off Infrastructure Week, Highlight Bipartisan Law’s Impact Throughout Country
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, May 16, leaders from the nation’s leading city, county, and state organizations will kick off Infrastructure Week (May 16-20) by sharing how game-changing federal investments in infrastructure are benefiting communities across the country. Six months after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the
Bipartisan Group of More Than 100 Mayors Send Letter to U.S. Senate Urging Confirmation of Steven Dettelbach as ATF Director
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter signed by 102 mayors, including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley in support of Steven M. Dettelbach to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Dettelbach,
Washington, DC—Yesterday, a draft opinion leaked which indicated that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In response, America’s mayors today reaffirmed their support for the fundamental right of women to access safe, comprehensive reproductive health care. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has adopted policy affirming
Washington, D.C. – America’s mayors continue to lead the fight against climate change through innovative policies and programs that are building climate resiliency, promoting the use of clean energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities across the country. In recognition of the 52nd Earth Day, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis X.
Three dozen mayors to attend eMerge America’s 2022 event to discuss issues at nexus of cryptocurrency, blockchain and government Washington, DC – On April 19th, more than three dozen mayors will be in Miami, Florida to attend the 2022 eMerge Americas Government (eGOV) Summit. Held in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will discuss the connections their cities have to Jackie Robinson’s story Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, April 14, at 1:00 pm ET, to mark the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first Black player in Major League Baseball, the U.S. Conference
Washington, DC—Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced important steps it is taking to address the growing and unchecked problem of ghost guns. As cities across the country are plagued with continuing gun violence, the Administration’s actions will help mayors with their efforts to prevent and reduce the proliferation of these weapons. Since 1968, the U.S. Conference
Washington, D.C. — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez on today’s announcement by the Biden Administration on the additional steps it is taking to keep American cities safe: “Our nation and our cities are plagued with a nationwide surge in crime. Mayors across the nation are
With Food Security at Risk, Nation’s Mayors Send Letter to Congress Urging Votes to Extend and Expand Access to Federal Nutrition Programs
Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Senate Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Senator John Boozman; and the House Chair of the Committee of Agriculture, Representative David Scott, and Ranking Member Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson, urging them to support
This past weekend, the South by Southwest Conference and Festival kicked off in Austin, Texas and for the first time since 2019, the United States Conference of Mayors was able to convene the Civic I/O Mayors Summit in person alongside the larger conference. Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted nearly 20 mayors for this year’s summit.
National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technologies Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Austin, TX – Today, Good Call was announced as the winner of the Mayor's Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition at South By Southwest (SXSW). Each year at SXSW, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) helps organize a competition with entrepreneurs and
Statement by The United States Conference of Mayors on the Kidnapping of Ukrainian Mayor by Russian Forces
Washington, DC—Below is a statement by the President of The United States Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, in response to Russian forces kidnapping Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, Ukraine: “America’s mayors demand the immediate release of the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov. Mayor Fedorov was violently captured while caring for his citizens
Washington, DC—Below is a statement from the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, on the one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act being signed into law: “When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America nearly two years ago, mayors across America faced an unprecedented crisis. Necessary measures taken
New Survey of Mayors Highlights How American Rescue Plan Funds Are Helping Cities Drive the Nation’s Economic Recovery
In Advance of ARPA Anniversary, Results from More than 100 Mayors Show Powerful Impact of City Relief Program Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey of mayors that shows how critical relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are being put to use in American cities.