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Albany, NY - Starting on Wednesday, January 19, Mayor Kathy Sheehan will join more than 150 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, DC for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 90th Winter Meeting. Under the leadership of USCM President Miami (FL) Mayor Francis Suarez, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities. The Winter Meeting, which will be held at the Capital Hilton, will run through Friday, January 22, 2022, and bring together local and federal leaders to tackle the biggest issues affecting Americans.
As Vice Chair of the USCM Women Mayors Leadership Alliance, Mayor Sheehan will moderate a panel on Wednesday, January 19, entitled “Resiliency in the Face of Adversity: How Female Leaders are Tackling Personal & Professional Pandemic-Induced Challenges.”
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “I am looking forward to being together again with my fellow mayors for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 90th Winter Meeting. Mayors have been on the frontlines of this pandemic, and we have overcome new challenges, taken advantage of new opportunities, and worked together to secure the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. This gathering will be an opportunity to continue to learn from one-another, share best practices, and meet with our federal leaders to continue advocating for investments in infrastructure, enhancing public safety, combating climate change, and creating more affordable housing – all for the benefit of our residents.”
With more than 85 percent of Americans living in U.S. metropolitan areas, mayors are on the frontlines of today’s challenges and have consistently called on Washington to draw on mayoral expertise. During the Winter Meeting, the bipartisan group will hold sessions on a range of issues, including the implementation of city resources included in the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act as well as public safety, climate change, affordable housing, and economic mobility.
USCM President and Miami (FL) Mayor Francis Suarez said, “The Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors is an important way for cities across the country to stay connected with one another. It’s a unique opportunity for mayors—whether Democrat, Republican or Independent—to roll up their sleeves, brainstorm about how to solve similar problems, and share best practices. As we continue the challenging work of managing COVID-19, there is no better time for the nation’s mayors to come together to work on their shared priorities and engage with federal leaders to improve the lives of all our residents.”
A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available here. Stay connected with all the news about USCM’s Annual Meeting by following @usmayors along with the hashtag #MayorsDC22.
For more information about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, visit https://www.usmayors.org/