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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+00:00 April 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

As Washington Continues to Falter, Bipartisan Mayors Meet in NYC to Discuss Practical Solutions to Nation’s Pressing Issues

Mayors Pete Buttigieg of South Bend; Nan Whaley of Dayton; John Giles of Mesa; and Toni Harp of New Haven Are Featured Speakers at Urban Transformation Forum Wednesday, April 18 | 6:00 pm | Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y. Washington, DC – In the face of uncertain and vacillating support from the federal [...]

By | 2018-04-16T11:59:06+00:00 April 16, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Mayors Lose a Friend and Architect of America’s Transportation Reform Movement

This week the nation’s mayors lost a very special friend, one who gave voice and example to what we all seek: places that are more connected, hospitable, and enduring. Hank Dittmar, an American first and an Oklahoman as well, was one of this nation’s premier transportation reformers whose personal leadership and vision helped all of [...]

By | 2018-04-06T13:34:31+00:00 April 6, 2018|Transportation and Communications, Updates|

Nation’s Mayors and Police Chiefs Convene in Washington, DC to Address Key Public Safety Issues in Cities

Group will Meet with Charles Ramsey, Bill Bratton, David Kennedy and Other Experts to Talk About Reducing Gun Violence, Increasing School Safety and Strengthening Police and Community Relations Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Darcy Hotel Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, the United States Conference [...]

By | 2018-04-05T12:12:06+00:00 April 5, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 7, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Gather at South by Southwest to Explore Emerging Technologies and the Possibilities They Unlock to Spur Civic Innovation

Mayors Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Pete Buttigieg (South Bend), Steve Benjamin (Columbia), Nan Whaley (Dayton) and Steve Adler (Austin) Among Delegation of Mayors in Austin, TX Thursday, March 8 – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Austin, TX – More than 20 mayors from across the country will head to Austin, TX this week for South by [...]

By | 2018-03-07T12:12:30+00:00 March 7, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 6, 2018|Letters, News, Press Room|

City Resiliency Planning Takes Data Analytic Turn. Will It Make a Difference?

The parade of natural disasters in 2017, once again, proved that cities, with their expanding infrastructure and growing populations, continue to be vulnerable to acute impacts from drought, earthquakes, flooding, land subsidence, coastal hazards, and wildfire. Separately, any one of these natural forces can have a devastating impact on life, private property, city infrastructure, and [...]

By | 2018-02-05T11:26:39+00:00 February 5, 2018|Environment, Mayors Water Council, News, Updates|

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Community Leaders to Highlight Free File and the Success of VITA

Event Showcases Easy, No-Cost Ways to Save Money at Tax Time February 3, 2018 at 10 am Department of Community and Human Services, Alexandria, VA Washington, DC—In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet with local community leaders in Alexandria to highlight the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) [...]

By | 2018-02-01T14:46:03+00:00 February 1, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™: Creating Pet-Friendly Communities Across the Country

Mars Petcare, US Conference of Mayors continue partnership, announce grant program and playbook for implementing new pet-friendly programs at USCM 86th Winter Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2018 – Pets are now part of more than 84 million U.S. households, offering companionship, social connections and even improved health. Yet there are still barriers to pet [...]

By | 2018-01-26T10:52:38+00:00 January 26, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|