New Orleans Mayor Landrieu To Deliver Address As 75th President Of U.S. Conference Of Mayors
NEW ORLEANS—Today, Monday, June 26, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will deliver an address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Inaugural Luncheon after becoming the 75th president of the USCM.
The inaugural luncheon honoring the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will take place at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mayor Landrieu will become the fifth mayor from New Orleans to serve as president of the conference. This will make New Orleans the city with the most mayors having served as presidents of USCM than any other city in America, surpassing the cities of Boston and Chicago that have each had four presidents from their city.
As president, Mayor Landrieu will launch the Mayors’ Agenda for the Future, a unifying, bipartisan policy platform outlining the mayors’ policy priorities, reps said. Mayor Landrieu’s goal is that this platform from the mayors will also define a plan for Washington to work with cities on four key areas:
• Ensuring the safety and security of our communities
• Growing jobs and connecting people to work and opportunity
• Creating equity in our communities
• Fixing our crumbling infrastructure so that we are strong and competitive
Former New Orleans mayors who served as president of USCM include T. Semmes Walmsley (1933–34), Moon Landrieu (1975–76), Dutch Morial (1985–86), and Marc Morial (2001–2002).
The USCM is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,408 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.