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Nation’s Mayors to Meet With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. –  A delegation of the nation’s mayors will meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, April 25th at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions [...]

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate CDBG in FY ’18 Budget

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week  Washington, D.C. –  In the middle of Community Development Week (April 17-22), mayors and local leaders across the country today lifted their voices in support of the many accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its ability to positively impact residents and transform communities. On [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:28:36+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, News, Press Room|

Mayors Send Letter to President Trump in Support of U.S. Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter today to President Donald J. Trump to express support for the recent air strikes on a Syrian airbase.  The letter was signed by USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor [...]

By | 2017-04-08T16:28:19+00:00 April 8, 2017|International Affairs, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Meet with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

The leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, Major Cities Chiefs Association and Police Executive Research Forum met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on March 29 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the President’s January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order.  They requested the meeting shortly after the President signed the Executive Order. [...]

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Registers Strong Support for Refugees and Immigrants

Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Conference of Mayors top officers issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s Executive Order issued late Friday halting the admission of refugees or other immigrants into the United States: “At our June 2016 annual meeting The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy recognizing our country’s “strong tradition [...]

The Nation’s Mayors Stress Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today spoke out to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans. Following The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. last week where more than 300 mayors gathered, Conference of Mayors officers, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, New [...]

Six Cities Share $445,000 in Grants to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, DC. — Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. “America’s beverage companies understand they [...]

By | 2017-05-16T07:51:28+00:00 January 18, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Children Health and Human Services|

More than 300 Mayors Slated to Attend the 85th Winter Meeting During Presidential Inauguration Week

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a record number of more than 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials, Congressional members, and business leaders to ensure the economic health [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:46+00:00 January 10, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Meets with President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Washington, D.C. – Today, the top officers and CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors met with President-elect Donald J. Trump in New York City. Participating in the meeting for The U.S. Conference of Mayors were: Oklahoma City, OK Mayor Mick Cornett, President New Orleans, LA Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, Vice [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:54+00:00 December 15, 2016|Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors to Participate in First-ever Meeting Of the Global Parliament of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – On September 9, 2016, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will participate in the inaugural meeting of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), where mayors from across the globe will convene at the World Forum in The Hague. Unlike any other urban network, the GPM will be the first, and only, [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:06+00:00 September 6, 2016|International Affairs, Press Room|

Mayors Across the Country Are Making Strides in Strengthening Police-Community Relations

Washington, DC – Mayors across the country have undertaken significant efforts to further strengthen police/community relations, a new report of 49 cities released today from The U.S. Conference of Mayors shows. The report finds that in response to the tragic shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas that rocked the nation in early July, [...]