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<br>Press Room Archive: 2008
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U.S. Mayors Say Local Infrastructure Projects are Ready-to-Go:  Would Create Over a Million Jobs and Spur National Economy
Press Release: EnglishSpanish (12/19)

  Mayors Examine Causes of Hunger and Homelessness
Press Release: 
English | Spanish  (12/12)



Mayors Examine Causes of Hunger and Homelessness
Press Advisory: English | Spanish
U.S. Mayors Say Local Infrastructure Projects Are Ready-to-Go Now: Would Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs and Spur National Economy
Press Release: English (12/8)



U.S. Mayors Say Local Infrastructure Projects Are Ready-to-Go Now: Would Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs and Spur National Economy
Press Advisory: EnglishSpanish (12/5)


The U.S. Conference of Mayors Challenges City Crime Rankings
Press Release: English (11/21)


More Than 900 Mayors Join Climate Protection Agreement

Press Release: English | (11/21)



U.S. Conference of Mayors 154 City Survey Shows ‘Ready-To-Go’ Local Infrastructure Projects Would Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Spur National Economy
Press Release Update: EnglishSpanish (11/21)

  Mayors' Report Documents City Efforts to Protec, Expand Nation's Urban Tree Canopy
Press Release: English
Hispanic Elected Local Officials (Helo)

Honor Conference Of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz At The National League Of Cities’ (Nlc)

Meeting In Orlando
Press Release : English | Spanish (11/13)



The U.S. Conference of Mayors Executive Director Tom Cochran Calls for a Mainstreet Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Spur National Economy

Press Statement: English (11/7)

  The Nation’s Mayors Welcome Visa Waiver Program Expansion


Press Release: EnglishSpanish (10/17)

HUD Regs on $3.9 Billion CDBG Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Download the Regulations (10/6)

The Nation’s Mayors Focus on Air Travel in America 

Press Release: EnglishSpanish (10/3)



USCM Mayors Climate Protection Center Releases New Green Jobs Report

Press Release: English | Spanish | Report (10/2) | Key Findings  | News Article | Slides

The U.S. Conference Of Mayors President Manny Diaz Urges Congress to Move Quickly to Address National Financial Crisis Letter (10/1)

Green Jobs Summit
U.S. Mayor Article

The Nation’s Mayors to Gather for Environment & Energy Forum in Miami

Press Advisory: EnglishSpanish (9/30)


The Nation’s Mayors to Focus on Arts & Tourism in America:  National Action Forum in Palm Beach, Fl
Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (10/3)



The Nation’s Mayors Focus on Poverty in America at National Forum in Los Angeles

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (9/24)



The Nation’s Mayors to Focus on Poverty in America: Mayors Hold National Forum on Poverty in Los Angeles

Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (9/22)



U.S. Mayors Say Media is Ignoring Baton Rouge: Citizens in Baton Rouge Still in Desperate Need

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (9/5)



U.S. Mayors Respond to Hurricane Gustav: President Diaz Informs FEMA Officials of Impact on Baton Rouge

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (9/3)



U.S. Mayors Respond to Hurricane Gustav: Mayors Reaching out to Mayors

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (9/2)

  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran Speaks on National Arts Panel and Gustav Relief During Republican National Convention
Press Release: 
English (9/2)

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Address the Democratic National Convention
Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish  Speech (8/27)

  Miami Mayor Diaz Speaks on National Arts Panel to Emphasize Importance of Arts Education
Press Release: 
English | (8/26)

  U.S. Mayors Launch “Third Campaign” for America’s Cities at  National Democratic Convention
Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (8/25)



U.S. Mayors Call for Renewed Federal Investment in Crime Fighting in America at Democratic National Convention
Press Advisory: 
English |Spanish  (8/22)



U.S. Mayors Call for Renewed Investment in America’s Infrastructure at Republican National Convention

Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish   (8/22)



Nation’s Mayors Hold Second Action Forum:
Call for Renewed Investment in the Nation’s Infrastructure
Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish Report (8/14)



Mayors Water Infrastructure Report Shows Investment Yields High Returns

Press Release: 
English |Report (8/14)

U.S. Conference of Mayors Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Voices His Concerns about Situation in Venezuela
Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (8/13)



U.S. Conference of Mayors Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Sends Letter to Bush Administration and Members of Congress

Letter: EnglishSpanish (8/13)


Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on TSA Expansion of Global Entry Program
Statement (8/13)



U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz & New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Lead Mayor’s 08 Action Forum on Infrastructure

Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (8/8)


Mayors Kicks off ’08 Action Forums in Philadelphia
Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish | Speech (8/6)


U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Addresses National
Press Club

Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (8/4) | Video | Speech

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Address National Urban League Conference in Orlando
Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish
Speech (7/31)



U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Kick off Mayor’s ’08 Action Forums in Philadelphia
Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (7/30)


U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Address the National
Press Club

Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish  (7/28)


U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Announces Mayors ’08 Action Forums
Press Release: 
English | Spanish  (7/17)

Talking Points: English | Spanish

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Senate Passage of Housing Bill
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish
 
Statement of the U.S Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on President Bush Position Change on the Housing Foreclosure Bill

Press Statement: 
EnglishSpanish (7/23)


Statement of The U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Warns President Bush not to Veto Housing Foreclosure Bill
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish

Nation’s Mayors Want Poverty Redefined: Mayor Bloomberg Highlights Conference Policy at NAACP
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish

The Nation’s Mayors Weigh in on New Census Bureau Estimates

Press Release: 
English | Spanish
Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on Senate Subcommittee Action on Energy Efficiency Block Grant for Cities
Press Statement:
English
Reaction by the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on Presidential Candidates Remarks on the Economy
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish

Housing Bill: U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Diaz Demands President Bush and Congress Include $4 Billion CDBG Neighborhood Stabilization Package to Restore Economic Damage
Press Release: 
English | Spanish
Statement of the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on Supreme Court Ruling in District of Columbia et al. v. Heller
Press Release: 
English | Spanish Mayors React
Miami Mayor Manny Diaz is Sworn in as the 66th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/23)


Video | Speech
U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz & New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Lead Mayor’s 08 Action Forum on Infrastructure
Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (8/8)



Mayors Kicks off ’08 Action Forums in Philadelphia

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (8/6)



U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Address National Urban League Conference in
Orlando
Press Advisory: 
EnglishESpanish

Speech (7/31)



U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Kick off Mayor’s ’08 Action Forums in Philadelphia
Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish (7/30)



U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Address the National
Press Club

Press Advisory: 
EnglishSpanish  (7/28)


U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Announces Mayors ’08 Action Forums
Press Release: 
English | Spanish  (7/17)

Talking Points: English | Spanish

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Senate Passage of Housing Bill
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish  
Statement of the U.S Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on President Bush Position Change on the Housing Foreclosure Bill

Press Statement: 
EnglishSpanish (7/23)


Statement of The U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Warns President Bush not to Veto Housing Foreclosure Bill
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish
Nation’s Mayors Want Poverty Redefined: Mayor Bloomberg Highlights Conference Policy at NAACP
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish

The Nation’s Mayors Weigh in on New Census Bureau Estimates

Press Release: 
English | Spanish
Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on Senate Subcommittee Action on Energy Efficiency Block Grant for Cities
Press Statement:
English
Reaction by the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on Presidential Candidates Remarks on the Economy
Press Statement: 
English | Spanish

Housing Bill: U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Diaz Demands President Bush and Congress Include $4 Billion CDBG Neighborhood Stabilization Package to Restore Economic Damage
Press Release: 
English | Spanish
Statement of the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on Supreme Court Ruling in District of Columbia et al. v. Heller
Press Release: 
English | Spanish Mayors React
Miami Mayor Manny Diaz is Sworn in as the 66th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/23)


Video | Speech
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan Receive 2008 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards
Press Release: 
English | Spanish

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama
Video | Transcript (6/21)


Foreclosure Crisis Adds to Existing Vacant and Abandoned Property Problems in Cities


Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/22)


Download Report


Awards Announced for "Most Livable" Cities 

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/21)


Video | Photos

Sacramento & New Jersey Tree Foundations Receive National Award for Community Tree Programs, more than $200,000 Granted to Winners

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/20)


Video: 
Sacramento | Camden
Photos

 

U.S. Mayors Economic Report Reveals Sluggish Economic and Job Growth in 2008-09

Press Release: 
EnglishEspanol (6/20)


Download: 
Key FindingsFull Report (6/20)

2008 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award Winners Announced

Press Release:
English | Spanish  | Winners Report  (6/20)

 
Climate Protection Survey

Press Release
 | Survey (6/20)

  Mayors Gather in Miami for Focus on Urban Issues at 76th Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors ~ June 20 – 23

Press Release: 
English (6/20)



Hundreds of Mayors to Hear from Senator Barack Obama 

Press Release: 
English (6/19)



President William Jefferson Clinton to Address the Nation’s Mayors in Miami

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/12)



Senator Barack Obama to Address the Nation's Mayors in Miami

Press Release: 
EnglishSpanish (6/10)


Conference Leadership Pushes Mayors’ 10-Point Plan at Tufts Forum
U.S. Mayor Article (5/5)

Mayors Examine the Importance of Municipal Water
The Nation’s Major Cities Investigate the Economic and Health Benefits of Public Investment in Clean Water, Water Infrastructure
Download:
Statement | Meeting Materials (5/1)

Mayor Palmer's Statement in Honor of Earth Day
Download the Statement (4/22)

The Nation's Mayors Applaud Senate Action to Mitigate Mortgage Crisis
Download the
Press Release
(4/10)

Senator McCainConference Leadership Meets with Republican Presidential Nominee McCain
 U.S. Mayor Story (5/19)