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U.S. Conference of Mayors Names Winners of Civic Tech Pitch Competition at Annual Meeting in Boston

Contest Shines Spotlight on Innovative Technologies that Deliver Practical Solutions to Cities Boston, MA – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has named OpenCounter as the winner of the Mayor’s Matchup: Civic Tech Pitch Competition where emerging companies pitched their ideas to address challenges facing cities in a “Shark Tank”-style forum. The competition was part of [...]

By |2018-06-11T09:03:41+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Tampa & Broken Arrow Deemed “Most Livable” Cities In America

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2018 City Livability Award Winners at Annual Meeting in Boston | Saturday, June 9 Boston (MA) — Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Broken Arrow (OK) Mayor Craig Thurmond have been awarded first place honors in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting [...]

By |2018-06-09T14:44:29+00:00June 9, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Austin and Schenectady Mayors Win Top Honors for their Climate Protection Efforts

Annual Climate Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting in Boston Boston, MA – The Mayors of Austin, TX and Schenectady, NY are the nation’s top winners in the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart. The winners were announced today during [...]

By |2018-09-17T12:21:44+00:00June 8, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on the Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia (SC) Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to the Santa Fe, TX school shooting: “It’s another day in America in which we’re reminded how vulnerable to attack our kids are in our neighborhood schools.  We’re also reminded how easy it [...]

By |2018-05-18T13:07:41+00:00May 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Proposed Rescission Package

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s proposed rescission package: “President Trump’s proposal to strip $15 billion from an already-approved spending bill and gut social safety net programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be disastrous [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:30:03+00:00May 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin Becomes 76th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Announces Key Priorities—Infrastructure, Innovation, Inclusion—During Inaugural Speech Columbia, SC—Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin became the 76th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in an inaugural ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2018.  As part of the ceremony, Mayor Benjamin delivered a keynote speech announcing his key priorities for the year ahead, which will focus [...]

By |2018-05-08T21:51:24+00:00May 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the New Orleans Tricentennial

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), on the 300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans: “Today, I’m proud to congratulate New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and incoming mayor LaToya Cantrell on the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans.  As [...]

By |2018-04-20T06:23:59+00:00April 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

The United States Conference of Mayors Files Suit To Block Trump Administration From Demanding Citizenship Info In 2020 Census

Bipartisan Organization Joins Coalition of 18 Attorneys General, 6 Cities in Suit Filed Today Citizenship Demand would Depress Turnout in States with Large Immigrant Populations – Threatening States’ Fair Representation in Congress and Electoral College, as well as Billions in Critical Federal Funds Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)– part of a [...]

By |2018-04-03T10:21:00+00:00April 3, 2018|News, Press Room|

Mayors Landrieu and Whaley Convene Ohio Mayors, Police Chiefs, Treatment Experts to Share and Scale Successes in Combatting National Opioid Epidemic

In Dayton – Ground Zero for the Opioid Crisis – Mayors of Both Parties Come to the Table Equipped with Solutions That Have Worked in their Cities – as Congress, Trump Administration Continue to Underserve Local Communities Suffering from Public Epidemic WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, April 3, Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley and New [...]

By |2018-04-02T15:28:17+00:00April 2, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Secretary Ross: Don’t Politicize Census. Remove the Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisan mayors from around the country are calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to reject an untested question on citizenship status that threatens to undermine the very core of the census’s constitutional mandate. The call comes following the Department of Commerce’s announcement to add a question of citizenship status to the in the [...]

By |2018-03-28T10:09:49+00:00March 27, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities, Counties and Regions Applaud Passage of Brownfields Reauthorization included in the Omnibus Bill

Bill Marks Critical Step Forward in Developing Contaminated Properties Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Regional Councils today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Reauthorization language that was included in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill: [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:44:50+00:00March 23, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by New Orleans Mayor & President of the United States Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu on the Proposed Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from New Orleans Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu in response to the proposed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill: “Mayors across the country are encouraged by the agreement among Congressional leaders and the Administration that provides funding for FY2018.  The proposed increases in domestic [...]

By |2018-03-22T13:21:20+00:00March 22, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Passing of U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the passing of United States Representative Louise Slaughter: “The United States Conference of Mayors mourns the loss of our arts champion – U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter. For more than 30 years, Congresswoman Slaughter led the effort [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:30:26+00:00March 16, 2018|News, Press Room|

United States Conference of Mayors Announces Winner of Mayor’s Matchup Civic Tech Pitch at SXSW

National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technology Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Today Austin, TX – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced Biobot Analytics as the winner of the Mayor’s Matchup: Tech Innovation Pitch Competition where emerging companies pitched their ideas to address challenges facing cities in a “Shark Tank”-style forum [...]

By |2018-03-11T17:26:20+00:00March 11, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, Concerning the Impact on Cities of the Justice Department’s Lawsuit Against the State of California

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, concerning the impact on cities of the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the State of California: “The United States Conference of Mayors today stands firmly united with mayors across the State of California. The Attorney General’s decision [...]

By |2018-03-07T19:48:14+00:00March 7, 2018|News, Press Room|

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the United States Conference of Mayors, Reacts to Washington’s Decision to Delay Debate on Gun Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on Washington’s decision to delay debate on gun legislation: “Senate leadership is dodging the hard stuff. Leader McConnell is ignoring urgent debates and pressing deadlines which exacerbates the sense of insecurity and vulnerability [...]

By |2018-03-01T22:42:58+00:00March 1, 2018|News, Press Room|

As White House Prepares To Unveil Infrastructure Proposal, Nation’s Mayors Outline Priorities To Get America Moving With A Cities-First Agenda

USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu: “No credible plan can ignore America’s cities.” Washington, DC— As the White House releases its infrastructure plan, it will begin a national debate on the improvements needed to shore up the foundation of the nation's economy and ensure the future growth and opportunity in cities and other communities.  The bipartisan U.S. [...]

By |2018-02-09T14:32:14+00:00February 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Over 160 Mayors to Secretary of Commerce Ross: Don’t Undercut Cities – Work with Us to Ensure U.S. Cities Are Treated Fairly in the 2020 Census

Bipartisan Mayors Nationwide Call for Washington to Put Cities First in the Next Census and Reject Untested Questions that Threaten to Undermine Census Preparations WASHINGTON, DC— In coordination with the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), USCM Census Task Force Chair Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti (LA), Mayor Bill de [...]

By |2018-02-06T13:34:37+00:00February 6, 2018|Letters, News, Press Room|

USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Statement on Cancelling White House Meeting with President Trump

Washington, DC – Please attribute the following statement to U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu: “Many mayors of both parties were looking forward to visiting the White House today to speak about infrastructure and other issues of pressing importance to the 82 percent of Americans who call cities home. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s decision [...]

By |2018-01-24T13:26:06+00:00January 24, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News, Press Room|