85th Annual Meeting

June 23-26, 2017 in Miami Beach

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About the 85th Annual Meeting

The United States Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting will take place June 23-26, 2017 in Miami Beach. It will be presided over by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and is hosted by Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine.

 

Note: Attendees looking to stay at the official Conference hotel must make their hotel reservations by May 26 at 5 pm ET. Be sure to register today.

Participation

Unless otherwise noted, all plenary sessions, committee meetings, task force meetings, workshops and social events are open to all mayors and other officially-registered attendees.

Media Coverage

While the plenary sessions, committee meetings, task force meetings and workshops are all open to press registrants, please note all social/evening events are CLOSED to press registrants wishing to cover the meeting for their news agency.

Resolution and Committee Deadline

The deadline for submission of proposed resolutions by member mayors is May 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. This is the same deadline for standing committee membership changes. Members can submit resolutions and update committee memberships through our USCM Community website at community.usmayors.org.

Voting

Only member mayors of a standing committee are eligible to vote on resolutions before that standing committee. Mayors who wish to record a no vote during either a standing committee meeting or the business session should do so within the mobile app.

Charging Stations

Philips is pleased to provide charging stations for electronic devices during the 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The charging stations are located in the Philips Lounge, within the meeting registration area.

Mobile App

Download the official mobile app to view the agenda, proposed resolutions, attending mayors and more. You can find it at usmayors.org/app. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

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Registration
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

International Association of FireFighters FIRE OPS 101 Event
7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Miami Beach Fire Station #3, 5303 Collins Avenue

2016 USCM FIRE OPS 101 Video

Mayors and their staff attending the 85th Annual Conference of Mayors are invited to participate and learn what their Firefighters and Paramedics do every day protecting communities across the United States. The scenarios will include Live Fire, Search and Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Cardiac Arrest Response and Beach/Surf Rescue. This opportunity is being organized by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the City of Miami Beach Fire Department.

Mayors and staff may participate in one or more of the following timeslots:
● 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
● 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
● 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
● 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This event is for mayors and their staff only and space is limited. Please register in advance using the IAFF event website, which provides details of the event and an easy online registration form.

(Transportation: Miami Beach Fire Station 3 is a short walk from the Fontainebleau Hotel. Fire Department vans will be available to shuttle participating mayors and city staff.)

Orientation for New Mayors and New Members
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors welcomes its newly-elected mayors, new members, and first-time attendees to this informative session. Connect with fellow mayors and learn how to take full advantage of what the Conference has to offer.

Presiding
TOM COCHRAN
CEO and Executive Director
The United States Conference of Mayors

BRIAN C. WAHLER
Mayor of Piscataway
Chair, Membership Standing Committee

Mayors Water Council
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Co-Chairs
JOY COOPER
Mayor of Hallandale Beach

JILL TECHEL
Mayor of Napa

Remarks

Council on Metro Economies and the New American City
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Chair
GREG FISCHER
Mayor of Louisville

Remarks

Membership Standing Committee
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for an interactive discussion among Membership Committee members and new mayors and first-time attendees on award-winning best practices, local mayoral priorities, and USCM partnerships.

Chair
BRIAN C. WAHLER
Mayor of Piscataway

Remarks

Task Force Meetings
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Opening Press Conference
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Remarks by USCM Officers

MAYORS CLIMATE PROTECTION AWARDS LUNCHEON
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Walmart

Presiding
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

2017 Mayors Climate Protection Awards Presentation
Walmart Stores, Inc.
USCM Platinum Partner

…………………….

Miami Beach Rising Above: Our Story of Resilience

Moderator
PHILIP LEVINE
Mayor of Miami Beach

Panelists
JIMMY MORALES
City Manager
Miami Beach

SUSANNE TORRIENTE
Assistant City Manager/Chief Resiliency Officer
Miami Beach

ERIC CARPENTER
Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director
Miami Beach

BRUCE MOWRY
City Engineer
Miami Beach

…………………

The New Urban Crisis
RICHARD FLORIDA
Author, Thought-Leader, Professor

Women Mayors Leadership Alliance of The U.S. Conference of Mayors
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This meeting is open to all 85th Annual Meeting participants.

Chair
KIM McMILLAN
Mayor of Clarksville

Remarks

STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(Policy Resolution Consideration)

Community Development and Housing
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chair
SETTI D. WARREN
Mayor of Newton

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Criminal and Social Justice
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chair
KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON
Mayor of Gary

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Energy
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chair
JON MITCHELL
Mayor of New Bedford

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Metro Economies
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chair
RICHARD J. BERRY
Mayor of Albuquerque

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Florida Mayors Reception (By Invitation Only)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Philips Lighting and Walgreen Co.

Co-Hosts
Mick Cornett
Mayor of Oklahoma City
USCM President

Philip Levine
Mayor of Miami Beach
Host City

Florida Power & Light Presents: White Hot Night in Miami Beach, VIP Opening Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach Ocean Lawn & La Cote Lawn

Mayors are invited to enjoy the white-hot nights of Miami Beach, with a private poolside party at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel!

Kick-off the Conference in style, poolside at one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida. The spectacular hotel represents a thrilling blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury. A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than half a century, Morris Lapidus’ emblematic curvilinear building sets a new standard for business and pleasure. The 22-acre oceanfront Miami Beach hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues; a two-story spa, a virtually endless poolscape, miles of pristine beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities.

Even before it opened in 1954, Fontainebleau had a rich history shaped by the rapid expansion of the Miami Beach area and its popularity with celebrities. That same persona lingers on – and tonight, we celebrate with the very best of Miami Beach – music, fine cuisine, and entertainment to thrill and delight our nation’s leaders! WELCOME TO MIAMI BEACH, MAYORS!

Suggested attire: All-white ensembles encouraged!

After Party: LIV MIAMI at the Fontainebleau
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

With more than 18,000 square feet of striking architectural design and lavish decor, LIV sets the stage for the ultimate nightlife experience. A voyeuristic design throughout the nightclub gives guests a bird’s eye view of the celebrities, VIPs and Miami’s most beautiful crowd. LIV features VIP tables, private skyboxes, three full-service bars, and a lavish main dance floor.

Registration
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Food Policy Task Force
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Co-Chairs
MURIEL BOWSER
Mayor of the District of Columbia

PAUL SOGLIN
Mayor of Madison

Remarks

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Co-Chairs
ELIZABETH B. KAUTZ
Mayor of Burnsville

SYLVESTER “SLY” JAMES, JR.
Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Remarks

Hunger and Homelessness Task Force
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Chair
HELENE SCHNEIDER
Mayor of Santa Barbara

Remarks

Ports and Exports Task Force
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Chair
MARK STODOLA
Mayor of Little Rock

Remarks

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Presiding
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Presentation of the Colors

The National Anthem

Invocation

Welcome
PHILIP LEVINE
Mayor of Miami Beach, Host

Remarks
Airbnb
Title Sponsor
USCM Platinum Partner

President’s Report
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(Policy Resolution Consideration)

Children, Health and Human Services
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chair
MARTIN J. WALSH
Mayor of Boston

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Jobs, Education, and the Workforce
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chair
CHRISTOPHER L. CABALDON
Mayor of West Sacramento

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Environment
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chair
GREG STANTON
Mayor of Phoenix

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Transportation and Communications
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chair
KASIM REED
Mayor of Atlanta

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

ANNUAL LUNCHEON: A CELEBRATION OF CITY LIVABILITY
12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Waste Management, Inc.

Presiding
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

A Celebration of City Livability – The Thirty-Eighth Annual City
Livability Awards Presentation honoring mayors for exemplary
leadership and achievement in developing programs that enhance the
livability of America’s cities.

Awards Presentation
Waste Management, Inc.
USCM Platinum Partner

Remarks

Update: Play Ball Summer 2017
THOMAS C. BRASUELL
Vice President Community Affairs
Major League Baseball
USCM Platinum Partner

Best Practice Forums
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Nominating Committee (Closed)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(Policy Resolution Consideration)

International Affairs
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chair
NAN WHALEY
Mayor of Dayton

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chair
MITCHELL J. LANDRIEU
Mayor of New Orleans

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks

EVENING EVENTS

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Presents: The Welcome Aboard Party!
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Perez Art Museum Miami

Welcome to the cruising capital of the country, Mayors! This evening, we invite you “shipboard” for a fabulous evening inspired by our exquisite Port of Miami cruising experiences. This VIP party is hosted at Miami’s premier new visual art museum, a stunning example of Greater Miami world-class architecture – the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

Directly across the water from beautiful Miami Beach, the PAMM campus will be transformed by the most outstanding Latin music stars, straight out of Miami – with an evening of musical entertainment produced by none other than Grammy Award-winning legend, EMILIO ESTEFAN and presenting the Artist Advocacy Award to Mr. 305 himself, PITBULL, on behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Americans for the Arts. And for the grand finale, the BROADWAY CAST OF GLORIA AND EMILIO ESTEFAN’S SMASH HIT, GET ON YOUR FEET, WILL PERFORM!

With a stunning fireworks display cascading behind these stellar performers, this is a Miami night you will not soon forget!

Suggested attire: Resort wear – suits optional!

After Party: Faena Penthouse
10:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.

Faena is a worldwide brand, known for exceptional design, unparalleled luxury experiences – and now, the Miami Beach property opens her doors for a breathtaking evening in the private penthouse. Sweeping ocean views and a window into design by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Networking never looked so good…

Registration
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MAYORS AND BUSINESS LEADERS PLENARY BREAKFAST
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition and Wells Fargo

Presiding
CAROLYN G. GOODMAN
Mayor of Las Vegas
Chair, Mayors Business Council

Greetings
Herbalife Nutrition
Wells Fargo

TOM COCHRAN
CEO and Executive Director
The United States Conference of Mayors

KIMBERLY SCHULZ
Senior Project Engineer
HDR
Co-Chair, The Mayors Business Council
Steering Committee

JEAN CANTRELL
Head, State and Local Government Relations
Philips Lighting
Co-Chair, The Mayors Business Council
Steering Committee

Announcement
2017 USCM/USA Funds National Education Pathways
with a Purpose Grant Award Winners
USA Funds
USCM Platinum Partner

Remarks

Best Practice Forums
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presiding
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Greetings

Remarks

Remarks
STEPHEN BENJAMIN
Mayor of Columbia, SC

JOHN CARTER
President
Nationwide
Platinum Partner

Presentation: 2017 Wells Fargo and USCM CommunityWINS Grants
Wells Fargo
USCM Platinum Partner

Substance Abuse and Recovery Services Task Force
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Chair
MARTIN J. WALSH
Mayor of Boston

Remarks

Immigration Reform Task Force
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Co-Chairs
JORGE ELORZA
Mayor of Providence

TOM TAIT
Mayor of Anaheim

Remarks

Vacant and Abandoned Properties Task Force
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Co-Chairs
ROY BUOL
Mayor of Dubuque

HARDIE DAVIS
Mayor of Augusta

Remarks

Mayors Professional Sports Alliance
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Chair
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City

Vice Chair
RICK KRISEMAN
Mayor of St. Petersburg

Remarks

PLENARY LUNCHEON
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by AT&T

Presiding
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Greetings

Remarks

Aging Task Force
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Chair
FRANK ORTIS
Mayor of Pembroke Pines

Remarks

U.S. Conference of Mayors Executive Committee (Closed)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Task Force Meetings
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Community Leaders of America: Republican Mayors (Closed)
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Chair
BETSY PRICE
Mayor of Fort Worth

National Conference of Democratic Mayors (Closed)
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

President
SYLVESTER “SLY” JAMES, JR.
Mayor of Kansas City, MO

EVENING EVENTS

Carnival Corporation Presents: Fun for All Ultimate Beach Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ocean Drive

If anyone knows how to throw a beach party, we do! Leave your business suits at home, and prepare to party in true Miami Beach style, with the sand between your toes…

Mayors, it is time to Get Down Tonight, with the Sunshine State’s very own, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND! This world-famous, feel-good band will have you rocking to the oldies with classic tunes and disco moves! With a celebrity DJ and dancers, this evening will give you a taste of South Beach flavor.

Game on for this party! Try a round of glow in the dark ping pong, neon beach volleyball, or simply recline in a cabana sipping on Coco Frio (don’t worry, we will translate!).

That’s the way… I like it!

Suggested attire: Flip Flops

Celebration Honoring Outgoing USCM President Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and Incoming USCM President Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans
9:30 p.m. – Midnight
Fontainebleau Hotel

Sponsored by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Registration
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mayors and Metro Universities Task Force
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Chair
BUDDY DYER
Mayor of Orlando

Remarks

PLENARY BUSINESS SESSION
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Presiding
MICK CORNETT
Mayor of Oklahoma City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Remarks
STEPHEN BENJAMIN
Mayor of Columbia, SC

U.S. Communities Leadership Award Presentation

Debate and Adoption by Membership of Resolutions                                 

Reported out by the Standing Committees

Vote on Nominating Committee Recommendations

FRANK COWNIE
Mayor of Des Moines, Chair

Installation of Officers

Task Force Meetings
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

INAUGURAL LUNCHEON HONORING THE 75th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Philips Lighting and Uber Technologies, Inc.

Moderating
TOM COCHRAN
CEO and Executive Director
The United States Conference of Mayors

Greetings

Address
MITCHELL J. LANDRIEU
Mayor of New Orleans
75th President of The United States Conference of Mayors

Host City Workshops
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EVENING EVENTS

Norwegian Cruise Lines Presents: Havana Nights in Miami Beach
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Espańola Way

Step back in time to the most charming street in Miami Beach – Española Way – for a block party with a uniquely special sabor!

Inspired by the distinct charm and flavor of Old Havana, we welcome you to our own little corner of Cuban delights. This evening we will close down the streets to showcase the old world architecture and cuisine of more than a dozen favorite local fine dining establishments – from Cuban cuisine to Spanish tapas, specialty Brazilian treats, and even gourmand sushi. Flamenco dancers will line the streets with strolling guitarists, and tango dancers will dance on every corner to celebrate the rich flavor of the Americas!

Dance the night away with an award-winning Cuban big band, and raise your glass to an unforgettable farewell party in Miami Beach!

Suggested attire: Guayaberas

After Party: 1 HOTEL South Beach
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

At cloud level, 18 stories above the beach, the rooftop pool is the perfect grown-up retreat. Join us for the closing night farewell after party at 1 Hotel South Beach — the only Miami Beach oceanfront hotel with a rooftop pool and stunning panoramic views!

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