NEW ORLEANS, LA – Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the 81st annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).
Almost 200 mayors will gather for the four day session led by Conference President Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and host, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Vice President Joe Biden will also be in attendance to address the nation’s mayors.
During the meeting, mayors from all over the country will come together to discuss public policy issues impacting residents in cities large and small. The economic health of the nation’s cities, immigration, the on going violence in America’s cities, school safety, municipal bonds, energy efficiency, infrastructure investment, housing and help for returning Veterans top this year’s agenda.
Mayor Landrieu serves on the board of trustess of USCM and is the Chairman of the Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports (TAPES) Committee. As Chairman of TAPES, he will give remarks on utilizing the arts to prevent gun violence.
On the final day of the meeting, the mayors will debate and vote on policy resolutions to forward to Congress and the Obama Administration in the hopes of shaping federal legislation. Approved resolutions will be available at www.usmayors.org following the meeting.
On June 26th, Mayor Landrieu will attend the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The 9th annual Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large.
While in Aspen, Mayor Landrieu will be a featured panelist for the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project 21st Century National Service Summit. The summit is a national service venture that was created to engage more Americans in community and country.
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Mayor Landrieu will return to New Orleans on Friday, June 28, 2013.