SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

September 28, 2016 12:07 ET

The Nation's Mayors to Gather in Oklahoma City With a Focus on Investment in Metro Priorities for Presidential Candidates

The United States Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Meeting

September 29th - October 1st; Oklahoma City, OK

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Under the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a bipartisan delegation of more than 40 mayors who serve in the organization's leadership will gather in Oklahoma City on Thursday, September 29th through Saturday, October 1st for the USCM Fall Leadership Meeting at the Colcord Hotel.

Mayors from cities large and small will convene to identify specific areas of focus they believe the next President of the United States should prioritize. Key issues to be discussed include the growing consensus on the need for a national infrastructure investment policy; ongoing efforts to reduce crime and terrorism, reforming the criminal justice system, and strengthening police-community relations; and the public-policy implications of deploying autonomous vehicles in cities. Representatives from both Presidential Campaigns will attend so the mayors can present their priorities for the first 100 days of the Administration.

While the USCM Leadership Meeting is CLOSED to press coverage, mayors will hold a PRESS CONFERENCE on Friday, September 29th at 12:45pm to stress the importance of INVESTING in and PROTECTING cities, and call on the Presidential candidates to recognize the critical role cities play in shaping America's future.

Since more than 80 percent of the people in this country live in cities and their metropolitan areas, mayors believe the Presidential aspirants and their policy agendas should be focused on issues that matter most to people who live in urban areas.

USCM President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett
USCM Vice President New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu
USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin
More than 40 Mayors from across the country
Tom Cochran, USCM CEO & Executive Director
PRESS CONFERENCE -- USCM Fall Leadership Meeting
Friday, September 30th at 12:45pm ET
Colcord Hotel | Sullivan Room, 2nd Floor | 15 N. Robinson Avenue |
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 | 405-­601-­4300
Mayors slated to attend include the following (subject to change):
Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM President
New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Vice President
Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM Second Vice President
Austin (TX) Mayor Steve Adler
Albuquerque (NM) Mayor Richard Berry
Baltimore (MD) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Joseph Ganim
Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz
Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard
Clarksville (TN) Mayor Kim McMillian
Dallas (TX) Mayor Mike Rawlings
Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley
Denver (CO) Mayor Michael Hancock
Fontana (CA) Mayor Acquanetta Warren
Frisco (TX) Mayor Maher Maso
Garland (TX) Mayor Douglas Athas
Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson
Green Bay (WI) Mayor Jim Schmitt
Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis
Hallandale Beach (FL) Mayor Joy Cooper
Irving (TX) Mayor Beth Van Duyne
Johns Creek (GA) Mayor Mike Bodker
Kansas City (MO) Mayor Sylvester James
Knoxville (TN) Mayor Madeline Rogero
Lima (OH) Mayor David Berger
Little Rock (AR) Mayor Mark Stodola
Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer
Madison (WI) Mayor Paul Soglin
Mesa (AZ) Mayor John Giles
New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jonathan Mitchell
Plano (TX) Harry Larosiliere
Providence (RI) Mayor Jorge Elorza
Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett
Santa Barbara (CA) Mayor Helene Schneider
Santa Fe (NM) Mayor Javier Gonzalez
South Bend (IN) Mayor Peter Buttigieg
Tacoma (WA) Mayor Marilyn Strickland
Tampa (FL) Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Tempe (AZ) Mayor Mark Mitchell
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

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