Jun 17, 2015, 05:26 ET
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama will address the nation's mayors the afternoon of Friday, June 19th at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 83rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Under the leadership of USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and host San Francisco (CA) Mayor Ed Lee, nearly 300 of the nation's mayors will convene at the Hilton SF Union Square to discuss the economic health of the nation's cities and their metropolitan areas, and the factors that contribute to growth and/or decline. Mayors will also release their annual U.S. Metro Economies Report containing last year's Gross Metropolitan Product (GMP) numbers for each of the nation's 381 metro areas, along with 2015-2016 metro economic forecasts of GMP and employment during a 10:45 am PT press conference at the Hilton.
Former U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak to the mayors on Saturday morning, June 20 at the top of the Opening Plenary Session at 9am PT.
Former Baltimore Mayor and MD Governor, Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O' Malley will speak to the mayors the afternoon of Sunday, June 21.
Issues topping the Cities 3.0 agenda in San Francisco include: water conservation, transportation, municipal bonds and marketplace fairness, education, workforce development and apprenticeship programs for youth, technology and innovation, energy efficiency, community policing and more. Mayors will also give awards to cities showcasing stellar best-practices in the areas of climate protection, manufacturing innovation, neighborhood stabilization, college and career-readiness training, and programs that enhance the livability of America's cities.
On the final day of the meeting, the mayors will usher in new leadership and vote on policy resolutions to forward to Congress and the Administration in the hopes of shaping federal legislation. Resolutions to be considered at the meeting will be available to review at www.usmayors.org.
All business sessions are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated (EVENING EVENTS ARE CLOSED TO PRESS). All press MUST register to attend the meeting at: http://usmayors.org/83rdAnnualMeeting/press_registration.asp. On-site registration at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel will also be available during the meeting. ONLY reporters with proper, up-to-date press credentials will be allowed access. For planning purposes, a DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS will be available at www.usmayors.org. Portions of the meeting (larger plenary sessions only) will be live-streamed at www.usmayors.org; Meeting hashtag is #uscm2015
For President Obama's Address:
Estimated Event Time: 2:15 pm PT
Live Truck Parking: Taylor Street between O'Farrell and Ellis Streets
Preset: 6 pm, Thursday, June 18 -- For those who are opting out of using the pool feed, live trucks MUST cable in during this time. Media pre-set is strongly encouraged for outlets with heavy equipment and large amounts of gear.
USSS Security Sweeps (NO access to event space and adjacent areas): 4 am-6 am
Media Entrance: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Taylor Street entrance
Media Access: Starts at 7:30am PT
FINAL ACCESS: 1pm PT
Cable Run: 600 feet
Throw: 100 feet
Additional Press inquiries regarding the President's participation should be referred to [email protected]
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: (at Hilton Union Square unless otherwise noted):
FRIDAY, JUNE 19 – Opening Press Conference at 10:45am; Site Visit to New Door Ventures; Water Council Mtg re Implementing CA Water Restrictions; Mayors and Police Chiefs Task Force Mtg; Climate Protection Awards for Winning Cities Announced; Walmart VP Gerard Dehrmann to launch Cycle 2 of Manufacturing Innovation Fund; Discussion on Music and Politics feat. MC Hammer and Carlos Santana; Workshop on WAZE (traffic app); Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson; Salesforce Exec. VP Vivek Kundra; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Committee Mtgs: Criminal and Social Justice; Energy; Jobs, Education and Workforce w/ U.S. Labor Sec Perez; Metropolitan Economics; Women Mayors
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 – Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's Farewell Address; City Livability Awards for Winning Cities Announced; U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young; MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr. re Play Ball Anncmnt; Workshops: Increasing Diversity in Tech Industry; Building Out Broadband; Balancing Regulations and Economic Growth; Task Force Mtgs: Food Policy; Education Excellence; My Brother's Keeper; Committee Mtgs: Housing & Community Development; Health & Human Services; Environment; Transportation & Communications
SUNDAY, JUNE 21 – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; CA Lt Gov Gavin Newsom; Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley, USCM/USA Funds Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards & Forum; Small Business Clusters Forum; Special Plenary Session on Education Reform feat. Michelle Rhee, Antonio Villaraigosa; USCM/Wells Fargo CommunityWINS Grant Awards for Neighborhood Stabilization; Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky with Former WH Nat. Econ. Advisor and Dir. Of Nat. Econ. Council Gene Sperling; Cities of Opportunity Task Force led by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
MONDAY, JUNE 22 –Mayors' Amtrak Advisory Council; Ports and Exports Task Force Mtg; National Park Service Dir. Jonathan Jarvis; Business Session to Debate/Vote on Policy Resolutions by Conference General Body; New USCM President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Inaugural Address
WHO: Opening Press Conference of The U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd Annual Meeting: USCM Leadership, Host San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (New Economic Data To Be Released)
WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:45am PT ***NOTE NEW TIME***
WHERE: Grand Ballroom -- Salon A | Hilton San Francisco Union Square | 333 O' Farrell Street | San Francisco, CA
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