The voice of America’s Mayors in Washington since 1932.

The United States Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are over 1,400 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

The United States Conference of Mayors was born out of the Great Depression. It was in 1932 that Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy invited the nation’s mayors to his city to confront common problems caused by this dark time in our history. Twenty-nine mayors gathered and, together, they called for Congress to provide relief, which Congress and the White House passed. That first meeting galvanized the mayors to formalize their conference, and in February 1933 they did so in Washington, D.C. As it is today, the Conference continues to be a leading voice of cities in our nation’s capital.

Throughout our history, it is the nation’s mayors to whom people look for leadership. We were early leaders in the civil rights movement, so much so, that John F. Kennedy introduced the pillars of the Civil Rights Act at our Annual Meeting, shortly before he was assassinated. When the U.S. withdrew from the Kyoto Protocols, we organized mayors to call for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to pre-1990 levels. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit our country, it was the leadership of the Conference that worked to secure $65.1 billion for all cities through the American Rescue Plan.

Membership in the United States Conference of Mayors is an important way cities across the United States stay connected with each other and engaged with issues at the national level. Full members of the Conference are entitled to participate in our policy-shaping process and are eligible for our grant and award programs. They also receive discounts for meeting registration and other preferred benefits.

The Conference is a strong forum for you—and all mayors—to advocate for the needs of your citizens and government. It’s where you can share ideas with other mayors and learn about the best practices and policies being implemented to help move our country forward.

The Conference to this day is a nonpartisan forum where mayors engage directly with the President and Congress on the most pressing issues of the day. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents come together to get things done. Mayors of large cities, small cities, center cities, and suburbs work side-by-side to solve, improve, create, and effect positive change.


Benefits of Membership

Membership Dues

City dues are billed annually. All dues are for one year and can be set by calendar year or the fiscal year of the member city. Dues will increase by 3% annually through 2029.

Population 2025 Dues
Under 30,000 $2,257
30,000 – 49,999 $3,953
50,000 – 99,999 $5,970
100,000 – 149,999 $10,402
150,000 – 299,999 $13,870
300,000 – 499,999 $19,840
500,000 – 999,999 $29,703
1,000,000 – 1,499,999 $45,587
1,500,000 – 2,999,999  $51,630
3,000,000 or greater $79,081

How do we Determine Population Counts?

Decennial Census: All years ending in zero (i.e., 2030, 2040, 2050, etc.)
U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS): All years ending in four or eight (i.e., 2024, 2028, 2034, etc.)

These changes will be applied to the following year’s billing cycle.

New to the Conference?

Get started with the United States Conference of Mayors by setting up an account in USCM Community. Community allows members to update their contact information, manage staff access to your USCM Profile, change your Committee and Task Force assignments, and submit resolutions and sign-on to letters.