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Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors To Convene In Boston This Week

Infrastructure, Immigration, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Jobs, Affordable Housing Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting. [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Civic Technology Pitch Competition During 86th Annual Meeting in Boston

Five Startups to Unveil Innovative Solutions for Enhancing Citizen Safety, Security, and Community Engagement; Compete to Win $18,000 in Prize Monies Sunday, June 10, 9:30 am | Marriott Copley Place Washington, DC—As part of its 86th Annual Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a Civic Tech Pitch Competition to spur the development [...]

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, To Address Nation’s Mayors at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Boston

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will address the nation’s mayors on June 8th during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting in Boston.  She will participate in a fireside chat with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Boston Mayor Martin J. [...]

Mayors Civic Tech Pitch Applications Now Open for 86th Annual Meeting 

It's that time of the year. We're calling for all civic tech startups to apply today for a chance to join us when host our 3rd Mayors Civic Tech Pitch competition on Sunday, June 10 in Boston. The finalists round, live in Boston, will feature five startups who will pitch their idea to a panel of judges who can ask [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Convene in Boston for U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Starting on June 8, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting.  Under the leadership of USCM [...]

By |2018-05-23T12:15:53+00:00May 23, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on the Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia (SC) Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to the Santa Fe, TX school shooting: “It’s another day in America in which we’re reminded how vulnerable to attack our kids are in our neighborhood schools.  We’re also reminded how easy it [...]

By |2018-05-18T13:07:41+00:00May 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Proposed Rescission Package

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s proposed rescission package: “President Trump’s proposal to strip $15 billion from an already-approved spending bill and gut social safety net programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be disastrous [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:30:03+00:00May 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin Becomes 76th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Announces Key Priorities—Infrastructure, Innovation, Inclusion—During Inaugural Speech Columbia, SC—Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin became the 76th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in an inaugural ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2018.  As part of the ceremony, Mayor Benjamin delivered a keynote speech announcing his key priorities for the year ahead, which will focus [...]

By |2018-05-08T21:51:24+00:00May 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 22, 2018|News, Press Room|