Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent increase of cases due to the Delta variant, the 89th Annual Meeting is no longer taking place in person in Austin, Texas. The meeting will now be exclusively virtual.

The ten policy standing committees will hold virtual Zoom meetings during the week of August 23. The purpose of these meetings will be to consider proposed resolutions and discuss any other matter that the Chair wishes to add to the agenda. As would be the case during an Annual Meeting, each standing committee meeting will be open to all mayors, platinum partners, business council members, and the media to view – but only Member Mayors of each standing committee will be allowed to vote on proposed resolutions. The consideration of resolutions must be the first order of business, and there will be a parliamentarian present during each meeting.

Executive Committee

Tuesday, August 31

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

With the meeting now taking place virtually, the Executive Committee will meet to adopt the resolutions passed by the 10 standing committees. Any member mayor who wishes to register a no vote on a resolution that passes can still do so in the mobile app.

Standing Committee Schedule

Tuesday, August 24

Transportation and Communications

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Chair: Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, CO

Staff: Kevin McCarty

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Wednesday, August 25

Metro Economies

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Chair: Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford, CT

Staff: Larry Jones

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Community Development and Housing

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Chair: Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, GA

Staff: Eugene Lowe

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Interim Executive Director
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Criminal and Social Justice

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET

Chair: Quinton Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Staff: Laura DeKoven Waxman

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Resettling Afghan Refugees in the United States
President and CEO
National Immigration Forum

Thursday, August 26


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Chair: Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg, FL

Staff: Judy Sheahan

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Remarks Race to Zero: Why it is important and How Your City Can Participate
Executive Director

Regional Director for North America, Regions and Mayoral Engagement
C40 Cities

Head of Cities, States and Regions
CDP North America

Jobs, Education, and the Workforce

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Chair: Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix, AZ

Staff: Kathy Amoroso

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Chair: Jon Mitchell, Mayor of New Bedford, MA

Staff: Rich Anderson

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
U.S. Department of the Interior

Friday, August 27

Children, Health, and Human Services

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Chair: Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, VA

Staff: Dalen Harris

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

America’s Childcare Crisis and How to Fix It
Program Officer for Education Policy and Research
Robins Foundation

Transforming Health Care:  Opportunities and Lessons Learned After Responding to COVID-19
Executive Vice President, Group President, and Chief Operating Officer, Care Delivery
Kaiser Permanente

Healthy St. Pete: Building a Culture of Health
Mayor of St. Petersburg, FL

Deputy Mayor
City of St. Petersburg

Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Chair: Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno, NV

Staff: Tom McClimon

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Major League Baseball
Platinum Partner

Arts and The Biden Administration
Chief of Staff
National Endowment for the Arts

International Affairs

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Chair: Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia

Staff: Luis Renta

Consideration of Proposed Resolutions

Resolutions and Voting

Co-Sponsoring a Resolution

Member mayors may add their name as a co-sponsor to any proposed resolution via our USCM Community website or Mobile App until Monday, August 30 at noon ET. Member mayors will need to search resolutions by keyword in order to locate the resolution and add their name. Questions on this should be sent to David Burns or Jim Welfley at [email protected] or by calling 202-861-6797.

Introducing a New Resolution

If you plan on introducing a new resolution that was not submitted before the August 2 deadline:

  1. You will need to secure the sponsorship of a member of the standing committee of appropriate jurisdiction in order to have that resolution considered.
  2. You will need to email a Microsoft Word document version (.docx) of the resolution to the lead USCM staff for the appropriate standing committee no later than 10:00am ET on the day of the committee meeting so the resolution is ready to share with the committee members.
  3. Consideration will require a two-thirds vote of the standing committee before the resolution can be debated.

Registering a “No” Vote

The Executive Committee adopted a rule in 2016 that allows mayors to record a “No” vote on a specific resolution that is adopted in either a committee meeting or the business session during the Annual Meeting. This rule does not change the voting results on a resolution. To access the option to register a “No” vote, you or your staff will need to download the App and register for a verified USCM account.

Registering a “No” Vote During Standing Committees

To register a “No” vote on a resolution that passes in a standing committee, go to the “Resolutions” section of the 89th Annual Meeting of the app and tap the resolution on which you wish to vote “No.” A vote button will be visible on the screen. Mayors, their staff, or their city representatives have until noon ET on Monday, August 30 to register a “No” vote. This option is only available to members of the standing committee in which the resolution passes.

Registering a “No” Vote During Executive Committee (Business Session)

To register a “No” vote on a resolution that passes in the Executive Committee, go to the “Resolutions” section in the 89th Annual Meeting of the app and tap the resolution on which you wish to vote “No.” A vote button will appear on the screen. Mayors, their staff, or their city representative will have until 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, September 1 to register a “No” vote.

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