MAYOR LYDIA MIHALIK JOINS NATION’S MAYORS IN BOSTON FOR U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS ANNUAL MEETING
Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda
Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place
Findlay, Ohio—Starting on June 8, Mayor Lydia Mihalik will join more than 250 of the nation’s mayors in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting. Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and host Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, as well as consider and adopt the policy resolutions that guide the advocacy agenda of the organization. The Meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Copley Place, will run through Monday, June 11, 2018.
“The USCM plays a vital role in the success of America’s cities. The annual meeting has consistently been a unique opportunity to learn best practices. I am excited to join my colleagues in one of America’s historic cities and look forward to sharing my experience with the Findlay community when I return. Mayors are achieving great things across the nation, and I am humbled to be included amongst them,” Mayor Mihalik stated.
With more than 85 percent of Americans living in U.S. metropolitan areas, mayors are on the front lines of today’s challenges and have consistently called on Washington to draw on mayoral expertise. During the Meeting, mayors from both sides of the aisle, from cities rural, urban and suburban, will hold sessions on a range of issues, including infrastructure, cybersecurity, school safety, immigration, automation and the economic future of cities.
“The Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors is a critical and 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. This year, we will be focusing our work on three main areas—or the “Three I’s”—Infrastructure, Innovation and Inclusion. As the gridlock and partisanship in Washington continues to escalate, mayors remain on the front lines working productively every day for the well-being of the people who live and work in their cities. There’s no better time for the nation’s mayors to come together to work on their shared priorities and build a brighter—more inclusive—future for all Americans,” said USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin.
A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available www.usmayors.org. Stay connected with all the news about USCM’s Annual Meeting by following @usmayors along with the hashtag #uscm2018. For more information about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, log on to www.usmayors.org.