Chairman Peter DeFazio To Address Nation’s Mayors In Honolulu

Speech to Focus on Infrastructure Investment, Re-Authorization of Surface Transportation Bill June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm HST Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 28, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting.  The Chairman will speak

By |2019-06-24T21:35:42-05:00June 21, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Spokane Mayor David Condon to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Nation’s Water Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.—Spokane (WA) Mayor David Condon will testify on behalf of the United States Conference of Mayors before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: How Federal Infrastructure Investment Can Help Communities Modernize Water Infrastructure and

By |2019-03-07T14:04:55-05:00March 6, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the State of the Union

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s State of the Union: “The nation’s mayors agree with President Trump that passing an infrastructure bill is not an option, it is a necessity.  Given that cities are where 85 percent of Americans live,

By |2019-02-06T19:46:07-05:00February 6, 2019|News, Press Room|

President Trump Re-Opens Government with Mayors Present at White House

Nation’s Mayors Share Infrastructure Priorities with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Other Cabinet Officials During White House Meeting Washington, D.C. – At the conclusion of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting on Friday, January 25, 2019, where mayors unanimously passed an emergency resolution calling on Congress and the President to

By |2019-01-29T10:01:25-05:00January 29, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Mid-Term Elections

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on last night’s mid-term elections: “Last night, we witnessed democracy at work as Americans from coast to coast went to the polls to cast their ballots. The incredible voter turnout, particularly with young people, is inspiring and serves as

By |2018-11-07T11:37:25-05:00November 7, 2018|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases New Report on How Competitive Bidding Can Help Nation’s Troubled Water Infrastructure

Report Shows Cities Could Save Billions of Dollars Over Next Decade on Replacing Aging Pipes Washington, DC—As the nation’s aging infrastructure continues to threaten water systems as well as the country’s health and economic vitality, a new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) shows how cities could potentially save billions of

By |2018-10-12T10:04:58-05:00October 12, 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 |2018-05-08T21:51:24-05:00May 8, 2018|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 |2018-02-05T11:26:39-05:00February 5, 2018|Environment, Mayors Water Council, News, Updates|

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 |2018-01-19T12:44:14-05:00January 19, 2018|86th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

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 |2018-01-17T16:30:27-05:00January 10, 2018|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

Energy Chair Jon Mitchell Touts ‘New Bedford Energy Principles’

Conference Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell in a keynote address before a smart grid technologies conference discussed the energy priorities of the nation’s mayors as set forth in the New Bedford Principles adopted at a special Conference of Mayors’ energy forum in mid-September. His remarks followed those of U.S. Senate Energy Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski

By |2017-12-08T12:52:24-05:00December 6, 2017|Energy|

Mayors Eric Garcetti & Mitch Landrieu Participate in Axios Discussion on Leading a City-Driven National Infrastructure Plan

Mayors Join Forum to Discuss How Local Leaders are Using Infrastructure Innovation to Drive Cities into the Future Los Angeles, CA — On Friday, November 3, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joined by policy experts to discuss infrastructure innovation in

By |2017-11-02T12:54:46-05:00November 2, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Recommended National Energy Infrastructure Actions — “The New Bedford Principles”

Washington, DC—Today as part of a two-day national mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and hosted by USCM’s Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, mayors developed “The New Bedford Principles,” a six-point energy recommendation to be included in the USCM National Infrastructure

By |2017-09-15T18:33:17-05:00September 15, 2017|Energy, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors To Stress Importance Of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds During Infrastructure Week

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of President Trump reaching 100 days in office, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will add his voice to the need for additional infrastructure investment and the preservation of the tax exemption on municipal bonds at events in the nation's capital during Infrastructure Week (May

By |2017-05-16T17:02:30-05:00May 16, 2017|Media Advisories, Transportation and Communications|

U.S. Mayors to Participate in Infrastructure Week

Release New Report Demonstrating Why Federal Dollars Should be Directed to Cities  Washington, D.C. – On the heels of President Trump reaching 100 days in office, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Infrastructure Task Force Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other mayoral leaders from across the country will

On Task, On Time, On Budget: How Mayors Build, Maintain, and Renew America’s Infrastructure

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The Nation’s Mayors Bring United Front to Washington on Behalf of Cities, Metro Residents

Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress During U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting Washington, D.C. — Following their national day of action in support of affordable and comprehensive health care in February, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership spent two days in Washington, DC pressing Administration officials and Congressional leaders for details on issues important to

By |2017-03-06T19:17:28-05:00March 6, 2017|Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors to Bring United Front to Washington on Behalf of Cities, Metro Residents

Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress During U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting Washington, D.C. — On the heels of President Trump’s joint address to Congress, U.S. mayors will travel to the nation’s capital to press federal lawmakers on key issues important to people living in cities and their metropolitan areas -- particularly infrastructure investment,

By |2017-02-28T14:55:45-05:00February 27, 2017|Media Advisories|

USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to Talk ‘Metro Infrastructure Priorities’ with Bloomberg News

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the nation electing a presidential candidate who promised to repair and upgrade the country’s infrastructure, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will participate in a Bloomberg News Next forum on Monday, November 14 in Washington, D.C. to highlight The Future of America’s Infrastructure. Mayor

By |2017-02-22T09:32:59-05:00November 10, 2016|Media Advisories, News|

USCM President Cornett Congratulates President-Elect Trump

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President, Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett today sent a letter congratulating President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Please accept our commitment to work with you and your Administration as we move forward together to serve the people of America,” Cornett stated. Cornett - who addressed the Republican National

By |2017-02-22T09:33:00-05:00November 9, 2016|News, Press Room|