SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

November 10, 2016 15:50 ET

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to Talk 'Metro Infrastucture Priorities' With Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) -

Bloomberg Next | November 14th | 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 Cornett will serve on a panel with USCM Advisory Board Member Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to discuss the nation's infrastructure priorities and where the next Congress and Administration should focus its efforts.

Mayor Cornett has also requested a meeting for the bipartisan leadership of The U.S. Conference of Mayors with President-elect Trump to discuss the shared priorities of infrastructure investment and public safety, as the incoming Administration moves toward the inauguration and first 100 days.

With more than 80 percent of the people in this country living in cities and their metropolitan areas, the nation's mayors are urging a metro-focused national infrastructure agenda that directs funding to urban areas, which already suffer from congested roads, aging water systems and leaking pipes, and an electrical grid needing modernization. Over the next 30 years, 66 million people will move to cities and their metro areas, accounting for 96 percent of the nation's future population growth.

Reporters interested in attending should RSVP to Kristina Lawrence at klawrence@bna.com.

WHO: Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM President

WHAT: Bloomberg Next -- Panel Discussion on Infrastructure

WHEN: Monday, November 14th | 12:30pm ET

WHERE: Bloomberg, 1101 K St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Overview:

The week of Bloomberg Next will kick off with a discussion of the future of America's infrastructure. Understanding and addressing the needs of U.S. infrastructure requires the bridging of old and new -- the upkeep of an expansive and aging infrastructure and the implementation of new technologies that allow infrastructure to become smarter and more sustainable.

About The United States Conference of Mayors -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

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