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Supporting Community Development and Affordable Housing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated communities across the country, crippling small businesses and threatening American’s ability to afford to remain in their homes. On Friday, June 26th, the Committee on Community Development and Housing, led by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms debated and approved nine resolutions designed to help rebuild

Mayors Seizing this Moment to Address Police Reform and Racial Equity Gaps

On Thursday, the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee convened during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting to address a number of timely issues including the national call for police reform, closing the equity gaps around race, support for safer, more accessible elections, and the need for

Addressing America’s Public Health Disparities, During and Beyond COVID-19

After a busy week of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Meeting, the Children, Health, and Human Services Committee kicked off Friday to discuss critical public health challenges amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, the committee debated several resolutions that

Stayed Transportation Investment, Closing the Digital Divide Critical Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In its fourth day of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting, the Transportation and Communications Committee convened Thursday to discuss critical infrastructure issues facing American cities, especially those challenges related to COVID-19. The panel, chaired by Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, debated several resolutions that

Mayors Address Environmental Protection Policies at Virtual Annual Meeting  

Tuesday, at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 88th Annual Meeting, the Committee on the Environment met to consider a series of resolutions designed to protect our environment and advance sound policies that create jobs and programs to help make our cities greener. The Committee on the Environment advanced resolutions to

By |2020-06-25T10:57:31-04:00June 24, 2020|88th Annual Meeting (2020), Environment, Updates|

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Cities’ Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on all of our nation’s cities, causing major budget shortfalls that have forced mayors to cut programs and services and furlough employees. While virtually all city services and programs have been impacted by this budget crisis, initiatives supporting the arts, promoting tourism,

Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce Approve Policies to Create Jobs and Expand the Workforce

Providing access to education, developing our nation’s workforce, and creating jobs are among some of the most important priorities for America’s mayors. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for well-positioned city residents to contribute to our nation’s economy and mayors have created a clear path forward, advancing policy

International Affairs Committee Kicks Off First-Ever Virtual Annual Meeting

Today, the United States Conference Mayors kicked off it's first-ever virtual Annual Meeting. A primary element of the Annual Meeting is always the debate and consideration of resolutions that set official policy for the organization for the following year. These policy positions help guide advocacy efforts and allow mayors to

What Mayors and Their Residents Need to Know About COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

On March 27 the third federal stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (HR 748), became law. The bill gives millions of Americans the opportunity to receive one-time economic impact payments to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that payments would be

Helping City Employees Negotiate the COVID-19 Economy

Important Cares Act Information for Your City and Your Employees The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has provisions within it to help individuals and businesses, including city employees. Nationwide, a Platinum Partner of the United States Conference of Mayors, has important information about The CARES Act and how it can

By |2020-04-08T08:16:41-04:00April 8, 2020|Updates|

How the COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Bills Directly Affect Working Families

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been three stimulus bills passed through Congress that have become law to provide emergency assistance to impacted Americans. The first bill, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (HR 6074), became law on March 6 and included $8.3 billion in emergency funding. The second bill

Small Business Assistance During COVID-19

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 have ravaged small businesses across the nation. Both the immediate and long-term impacts are still unknown. These businesses are the heart of America’s economy and a critical part of the fabric that connects our cities’ neighborhoods and business districts. Working in conjunction with American Management Services, a founding member of the

By |2020-03-30T11:57:06-04:00March 30, 2020|Updates|

Mayors Hold Conference Call to Discuss Opportunity Zone Funds

On Wednesday, February 26, mayors from across the country joined the Council on Metro Economies and the New American City to discuss Opportunity Zone Funds, and how cities can leverage Opportunity Zone Funds to develop new city projects. Speakers included William Lambe of Enterprise Community Investment Inc., Noelle St. Clair of Woodforest National Bank, and

Conference of Mayors Releases 2020 Economic Mobility Report

The United States Conference of Mayors is pleased to release its 2020 Economic Mobility Report. The report features aggregate data that focuses on the implementation and strength of economic mobility programming in our nation’s cities. The report is based on survey data collected from 53 cities across the country. The Conference thanks all of the mayors and

By |2020-04-14T09:06:26-04:00January 24, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), DollarWise, Reports, Updates|

Over 250 Mayors Demand Action on Gun Violence

Last week, in the wake of the horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton, more than 250 mayors – Republican and Democratic, from cities large and small, rural, urban and suburban – joined their colleagues in a letter urging immediate Senate action to address gun violence. The United State Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long

Mayors and Youth Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for First-Ever Summit

Tomorrow, mayors from across the country accompanied by young leaders from their communities will convene in Los Angeles for the first-ever Mayors National Youth Summit. Now more than ever, our current political and social climate make it clear that decisions made today will have serious implications on the next generation as they take up the

By |2019-07-25T19:02:07-04:00July 25, 2019|Updates, Youth Involvement|

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Consider Issues Related to Trade and Immigration

Across the country, mayors tackle the greatest challenges facing our nation every day. At the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting this week in Honolulu, they’ll meet to discuss those challenges, including trade and the continued crisis at the border. Mayors will debate key resolutions related to our country’s relationships with our neighbors,

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Support a Healthier Future for All Americans

Every year at the United States Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, mayors from across the country come together to discuss resolutions that the nation's mayors believe will help guide our progress over the coming year. We focus on a wide variety of topics and over the next two weeks leading up to our meeting, we

Resolved: Mayors to Speak Out on the Big Issues of the Day

The United States Conference of Mayors will soon gather for its Annual Meeting next week. Every summer, mayors from cities large and small come together to talk about their approaches to some of the most important challenges facing communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and propose solutions, but also to help

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