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2011-04-22 16:16:00

Event Brings Together Mayors, Obama Cabinet Members, Top Design Professionals, and Special Guests to Examine the State of U.S. Cities and the Power of Arts & Design Key sessions to be live webcast** WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50 Mayors and design and development experts will convene at the Chicago Hilton April 27-29 for a National Summit on City Design to identify challenges, opportunities and funding sources for cities that work well....

2011-04-07 10:15:00

Unveil Documentary On Recall Elections Across Country WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling recent efforts to unseat elected officials during their terms "destructive" and "costly," The United States Conference of Mayors is launching a public awareness initiative called Recall Fever: Stop The Madness, and tackling one of the most volatile issues facing public officials at all levels of government -- the growing movement around the country to enact recalls. USCM...

2011-04-06 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking a look at several recent recall elections, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release an original documentary titled "Recall Fever" on local recall efforts and the growing movement around the country to enact recalls on the mayoral level. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO) Featuring the mayors of Akron, OH, Chattanooga, TN and Omaha, NE, "Recall Fever" will be shown at the National...

2011-03-29 16:08:00

America Fast Forward Initiative Calls for TIFIA Expansion to Create Nearly One Million Jobs Nationwide WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will join Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and...

2011-01-25 21:28:00

Statement From The U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Burnsville, MN Mayor Elizabeth Kautz WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The nation's mayors are pleased that President Obama spoke about unity and bipartisanship as we move forward to solve the challenges facing America and address this country's deteriorating infrastructure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO) "For years, The U.S. Conference of Mayors has pushed infrastructure...

2011-01-20 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concrete measures aimed at helping mayors on both sides of the Atlantic to tackle the issue of global warming will be launched today by Committee of the Regions (CoR) President Mercedes Bresso at the Plenary Session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Washington, DC. Among the measures proposed by President Bresso are a city-twinning and visit programme that would facilitate direct knowledge sharing between mayors on key climate...

2010-06-14 09:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released a new report (www.usmayors.org/highspeedrail) positively assessing the economic impact of high-speed passenger rail along proposed HSR corridors in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) The report examined job creation, the effects of improved market access, greater connectivity, travel time savings, as well as increased income and business sales....

2010-06-11 13:01:00

National mayor's meeting spotlights need to support, reinvest in the tap OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released the preliminary findings from an ongoing national survey demonstrating that more and more cities are phasing out bottled water from city budgets. These initial findings come on the heels of an executive order by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter cutting state spending on the bottle. Four states, including New York,...

2010-06-10 12:56:00

Urban Caucus Chair Addresses U.S. Mayors on Energy Efficiency, Visits Oklahoma GEAR UP Innovators, Students WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus and architect of the national college readiness program GEAR UP, will travel to Oklahoma on Friday June 11 to address U.S. mayors on urban energy efficiency grants and to tour an innovative GEAR UP center for low-income youth. The whirlwind tour includes stops...

2010-01-04 16:27:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), a national non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities, announced today the election of former Miami, Florida Mayor Manuel (Manny) A. Diaz to the ADE Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. Diaz is the current President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. A force in local, state and national politics for nearly three...