Infrastructure, Immigration, Opportunity Zones, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda
Monday, January 23 – Friday, January 25, 2019 | Capitol Hilton | Washington, DC
FLINT, Mich.— Starting on January 23, Mayor Weaver will join more than 250 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, DC for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Winter Meeting. Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities. The Meeting, which will be held at the Capital Hilton, will run through Friday, January 25, 2019.
“Mayors from all of the country will be doing important work this week in DC for the US Mayors 87th Winter Meeting. It’s a great opportunity to connect with federal officials, learn from my fellow mayors, and share our best ideas from the city of Flint. I will continue to keep Flint at the table and in every discussion possible as we figure out how to address the aging infrastructure in America” Mayor Karen Weaver said about her attendance at the conference.
With more than 85 percent of Americans living in U.S. metropolitan areas, mayors are on the front lines of today’s challenges and have consistently called on Washington to draw on mayoral expertise. During the Meeting, mayors from both sides of the aisle, from cities rural, urban and suburban, will hold sessions on a range of issues, including infrastructure, immigration, climate, opportunity zones, automation and the economic future of cities.
“The Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors is a critical and important way for cities across the country to stay connected with one another. It’s a unique opportunity for mayors—whether Democrat, Republican or Independent—to roll up their sleeves, brainstorm about how to solve similar problems, and share best practices. As the gridlock and partisanship in Washington continues to escalate, mayors remain on the front lines working productively every day for the well-being of the people who live and work in their cities. There’s no better time for the nation’s mayors to come together to work on their shared priorities and build a brighter—more inclusive—future for all Americans,” said USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin.
A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available here. Stay connected with all the news about USCM’s Winter Meeting by following @usmayors along with the hashtag #MayorsDC19. For more information about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, see here.