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 Survey Finds U.S. Mayors Taking Action on Climate Protection, and Planning for More

Cities are promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency to reduce emissions MIAMI BEACH, FL – Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:20:43+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Los Angeles and Hattiesburg, MS Deemed “Most Liveable” Cities in America

  U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2017 City Livability Award Winners Miami Beach (FL) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Hattiesburg, MS Mayor Johnny DuPree have been awarded first place honors in the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The award recognizes mayoral [...]

By | 2017-08-04T16:00:35+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, News, Press Room|

Newton (MA) and Long Beach (CA) Mayors Win 1st Place for Their Climate Protection Efforts

  Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL  – The Mayors of Newton and Long Beach are the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.  The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:42:29+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Join the Nation’s Mayors in Miami Beach

Hundreds of Mayors to Convene for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting:  Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda Washington, D.C. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will address the nation’s mayors this week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-06-23T08:00:53+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Hundreds of U.S. Mayors to Convene in Miami Beach This Week

Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 23 - Monday, June 26, 2017 Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Miami Beach for the U.S. Conference of [...]

By | 2017-06-20T09:10:36+00:00 June 16, 2017|Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Hundreds of U.S. Mayors to Convene in Miami Beach this Summer

Immigration, Healthcare, the Federal Budget and National Economy, Climate Protection, Homeland Security and Community Development Block Grants Top Agenda: Speakers include DOL Secretary Acosta, Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin, Political pollster Frank Luntz,  National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial, Richard Florida and Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend The United States Conference of Mayors 85th Annual [...]

By | 2017-06-12T13:38:17+00:00 June 12, 2017|Media Advisories, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on London Terror Attack

   Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the London terror attack: “The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London. “We send condolences to family and loved ones of those dead and [...]

By | 2017-06-04T15:13:16+00:00 June 4, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Mayors Undeterred by Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:40:51+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors To Voice Strong Opposition To Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

  Hold Press Conference Call – Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12 noon ET to Reinforce Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors will voice their strong opposition to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord on a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL tomorrow, Friday, June 2, at 12 [...]

By | 2017-06-02T05:51:25+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors Strongly Oppose Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Vow Continued Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors strongly opposes President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and has vowed that the nation’s mayors will continue their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Congressional Budget 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 | 2017-05-30T13:19:04+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 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. 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 [...]

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-05T12:39:15+00:00 May 5, 2017|News, Press Room, Transportation and Communications, Updates|

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-04T18:14:11+00:00 May 4, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room, 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, [...]

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|