Jan 22, 2020
Climate, Gun Violence Prevention, Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing Top Agenda
Denver - Mayor Michael B. Hancock this week will join more than 270 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, DC for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 88th Winter Meeting. Under the leadership of USCM President Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities. The Meeting will run through Friday, January 24, 2020 and bring together local and federal leaders to tackle the biggest issues affecting the American people.
“While the federal government has taken a step back, it’s cities and mayors who are taking on the challenges Americans need solutions to – equity, creating an economy that works for everyone, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure, addressing climate change, and more. We’re on the ground with our residents every day focused on improving their quality of life, and this meeting is an opportunity to share with our colleagues new tools and innovative ideas to get things done,” Mayor Hancock said.
With more than 85 percent of Americans living in U.S. metropolitan areas, mayors are on the frontlines of today’s challenges and have consistently called on Washington to draw on mayoral expertise.
During the Meeting, the bipartisan group will hold sessions on a range of issues, including gun violence prevention, climate change, immigration, youth engagement, affordable housing, the 2020 Census, economic mobility and infrastructure.
“The Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors is an 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 Washington remains mired in gridlock, mayors continue to work 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,” said USCM President and Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan K. Barnett.
Mayor Hancock will be making several appearances on local morning news broadcasts tomorrow morning, Thursday, Jan. 23 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. to discuss his work during the winter meeting.
A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available here. Stay connected with all the news about USCM’s Annual Meeting by following @usmayors along with the hashtag #MayorsDC20. For more information about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, see here.