For Immediate Distribution
June 13, 2011
Media Contact: Helena Poleo
US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting
Job creation, Homeland Security and Immigration top agenda
Doral, FL - Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez will join the nation’s mayors in Baltimore from Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20, for the 79th Annual Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), to be hosted by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and led by Conference President and Burnsville, MN, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz.
Mayor Bermudez is an active member of the United States Mayor's Conference, serving on the Conference’s Advisory Board, as well as the International Affairs Committee and Transportation and Communications committee.
During the meeting, mayors from all over the country will come together to discuss public policy issues impacting cities. Job creation, transportation, homeland security, immigration and energy efficiency top this year’s agenda.
On Sunday June 19, Mayor Bermudez will be honored by the Latino Leaders Network during their “Tribute to Mayors Event” for his work to bring Doral together as a community.
On the final day of the meeting, the mayors will debate and vote on resolutions. For a complete listing of the proposed resolutions, go to:
Featured speakers include: House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, MD Governor Martin O’Malley, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Fri), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Sat), U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue (Mon), Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and many others.
For a full listing of pre-registered mayors, go to:
Also, a series of technical assistance workshops will be held on the following: building smarter cities through technology and information sharing; creating vibrant cities for Aging Americans; natural gas vehicle fleets and economic development and cloud computing and efficient city governments.
All press MUST pre-register to gain access the Conference’s Annual Meeting by logging onto http://usmayors.org/79thAnnualMeeting/press_registration.asp. After showing VALID, CURRENT identification on site, working press representatives must pick up meeting credentials in the Calloway Room (2nd Floor) of the Baltimore Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel (443-683-8514/15). An advance DRAFT agenda is located on the USCM website at www.usmayors.org.