From June 28th to July 1st, Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, along with more than 250 of the nation’s mayors. Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and host Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, 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.
“As one of the best places to live in the country, as voted on by Money Magazine, and an All-America City finalist, I am proud to represent Doral and highlight the great work we’re doing,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “This conference is an invaluable opportunity to connect with national leaders and learn best practices that we can bring back and implement in our communities for the betterment of our residents’ lives.”
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 immigration, trade, affordable housing, the 2020 Census, jobs and climate. Many of these issues directly affect the Doral community and are matters that City leadership continues to work towards finding innovative solutions for.
“The Annual Meeting of the United States 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. 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.
For more information about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, including agenda and list of mayors, please visit: https://www.usmayors.org/.