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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|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2018 CommunityWINS® Grant Program

$3 million commitment over the next three years will support neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in local municipalities SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2018 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced the 2018 CommunityWINS® grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job [...]

By | 2018-01-26T09:59:23+00:00 January 26, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

Second Lady Mrs. Karen Pence to Deliver Remarks on Benefits of Art Therapy to U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Conference of Mayors concludes its annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 26, Mrs. Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, will deliver remarks to a plenary meeting of bipartisan mayors from cities large and small. The remarks, “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART,” will raise awareness [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:15:58+00:00 January 25, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories, News|

Mayors Receive Dollarwise Awards To Support Financial Education

The United States Conference of Mayors’ DollarWise Campaign Awards: Innovation Grants – Akron, OH; Baltimore, MD; Houston, TX Summer Youth Campaign Grants – Little Rock, AR and Orlando, FL WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) DollarWise Campaign has awarded its 2018 Innovation Grants to three cities with extraordinary financial education initiatives. Akron, OH [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:12:51+00:00 January 25, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

Six Cities Share $445,000 In Grants To Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Partnership Invests in Promising Programs to Encourage Kids’ Healthy Weight & Lifestyle WASHINGTON, DC — Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2018 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 86th Winter Meeting in the nation’s capital. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight [...]

By | 2018-01-25T14:51:53+00:00 January 25, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News|

USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Statement on Cancelling White House Meeting with President Trump

Washington, DC – Please attribute the following statement to U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu: “Many mayors of both parties were looking forward to visiting the White House today to speak about infrastructure and other issues of pressing importance to the 82 percent of Americans who call cities home. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s decision [...]

By | 2018-01-24T13:26:06+00:00 January 24, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, News, Press Room|

As Washington Reels from Political Drama and Mayors Keep US Economy Humming, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Delivers “State of the Cities” Keynote Remarks

Landrieu Highlights Theme of Mayoral Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty for American Cities, Stress Policy Priorities in Address to Over 200 Republican & Democratic Mayors  ***State of Cities Speech at 12:15pm*** ***USCM Opening Press Conference: Mayors Landrieu, Benjamin, Barnett, Garcetti; Other Bipartisan Mayors 11:30pm*** Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) [...]

By | 2018-01-24T09:46:59+00:00 January 24, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Federal Government Shutdown

Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on the federal government shutdown: “Tonight, our leaders in Washington put politics ahead of American taxpayers by choosing to shut down the federal government,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of the United States Conference of [...]

By | 2018-01-20T00:13:08+00:00 January 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to Join Bipartisan Mayors from Around the Country in Nation’s Capital for U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th Winter Meeting  

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join hundreds of mayors from across the nation for the U.S Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 86th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. to address the state of America’s cities. Led by USCM President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the three-day [...]

By | 2018-01-19T12:44:14+00:00 January 19, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

Bipartisan Mayors from Around the Country to Convene in Nation’s Capital to Tackle Policy Issues Facing Cities in the Age of Trump

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Will Lead 86th Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, Bringing together Congressional Members, Civil Rights, Business and Community Leaders January 24 – 26 at the Capital Hilton Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address, hundreds of mayors from across the nation will gather [...]

By | 2018-01-19T12:45:17+00:00 January 16, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories, News|

Local Government Investment in Water and Sewer, 2000-2015

What investments will be needed to rebuild our national water and sewer infrastructure and provide services to a growing and shifting population and an expanding economy? By Richard F. Anderson, Ph.D. Introduction Will a new national infrastructure policy help or hurt city water and sewer services? What is the role of the Federal Government in [...]

By | 2018-01-17T16:30:27+00:00 January 10, 2018|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Criticizes Congress for Passing Tax Reform Bill; Call it an ‘Assault on Cities’

WASHINGTON, DC – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on Congress’ tax bill on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent mayors: “When Congress began its efforts to reform our nation’s tax code, it had a unique chance to create jobs, protect middle [...]

By | 2017-12-20T13:27:21+00:00 December 20, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, DC— New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “We are shocked and saddened by the heartbreaking news today that our good friend and colleague, Mayor Ed Lee, has passed away. It is a devastating loss [...]

By | 2017-12-12T12:26:44+00:00 December 12, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan US Conference of Mayors Praises Department of Veterans Affairs for Reinstating Vital Anti-Homelessness Funding

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and a Democrat, and Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles, Co-Chair of the USCM Task Force on Ending Veterans Homelessness and a Republican, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to reinstate vital anti-homelessness [...]

By | 2017-12-07T19:27:40+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin and Dreamer Jin Park Join with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) joined Jin Park, a Dreamer and Harvard molecular biology student, and a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act before [...]

By | 2017-12-07T18:25:45+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Letter to the FCC Expressing Opposition to “Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order”

December 7, 2017 Mr. Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20510 Re: Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order (WC Docket No. 17-108) Dear Chairman Pai, We are writing to you on behalf of the National League of Cities and The United States Conference of Mayors to express our opposition to the recently-released “Restoring [...]