81st Annual Meeting: June 21-24, 2013 in Las Vegas

Special Resolution in Honor of




June 2012-June 2013

WHEREAS, Mayor Michael A. Nutter has led The United States Conference of Mayors as President from June 2012-June 2013 with strength and purposeful advocacy, both to strengthen cities and metro areas in general, and to give strong support to mayors and cities in the face of such grave challenges as sequestration, the Sandy Hook shootings, devastation of much of the northeast coastline by Hurricane Sandy, and domestic terrorism in the bombing at the Boston Marathon; and

WHEREAS, as President, he has focused upon the need for protection of the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds, immigration reform, climate protection, the Marketplace Fairness Act, adequate infrastructure financing for cities,  reduction of gun violence and the high incidence of violent deaths among Black men and boys, and support for clean energy and jobs; and

WHEREAS, among his many considerable abilities, the mayor has the gift of being able to distill complex issues into clear and forceful language, and the ability to speak eloquently and forcefully.  For example,

  • Tax-exempt municipal bonds:  “We are building a strong coalition to protect tax-exempt municipal bonds.  We fight every day, and we will continue to fight that fight every day!”

  • To the victims of Hurricane Sandy:  "We stood with you then, we stand with you now, and we will stand with you until you get the resources you need.”

  • Infrastructure: 'We will not stop pressing for infrastructure financing for our cities and local areas." 

  • Community Development Block Grants:  “We will continue to work tirelessly for this critically-important program.”

  • Power of mayors and their strong sense of community:  "We can, we do, and we will continue to make a difference!"

WHEREAS, as President, Mayor Nutter has urged mayors to work together in a bipartisan manner in order to continue to strengthen cities and metro areas and in order to Build a Better America;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors extends warmest thanks to Mayor Nutter for his forceful advocacy for mayors and cities, his leadership in times of great challenge, and for his success during his Presidency in strengthening the sense of community among America’s mayors.