WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of President Obama's State of the Union Address (SOTU) and under the leadership of USCM Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, nearly 300 of the nation's mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials, Congressional leaders business leaders to ensure the health and economic recovery of America's cities. An opening press conference will be held on Wednesday, January 20 at 11:15 am.
With more than 85% of people in the United States living in our nation's cities and metro areas, mayors clearly understand how urban issues impact everyday Americans and are calling on candidates to focus on these issues. Mayors are convinced that despite their geographic location, cities large and small across over the country are plagued by the same challenges including crumbling infrastructure, community/police relations, job creation, education, affordable housing, immigration and trade.
Press MUST register to attend the meeting at http://usmayors.org/84thWinterMeeting/press_registration.asp
On site-registration will also be available with the current press credentials at the Capitol Hilton – 2nd Floor in the New York Room. All business/day sessions are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated (ALL EVENING EVENTS ARE CLOSED). A draft AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS are available at www.usmayors.org.
OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE of The 84th Winter Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors:
Baltimore, MD Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, USCM President (D)
Oklahoma City, OK Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President (R)
New Orleans, LA Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President (D)
Flint, MI Mayor Karen Weaver (D)
Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director
+ U.S. Mayors from across the country
Wednesday, January 20th at 11:15am – 12:00pm ET
2nd Floor Foyer outside Presidential Ballroom | Capital Hilton | 1001 16th St, NW | Washington, D.C. | 202-393-1000
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SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors