This weekend at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Mayor Muriel Bowser was elected as a member of the USCM Advisory Board. The Advisory Board consists of mayors from around the country who are active in advocating policies that benefit cities.
"From education reform to investing in affordable housing, Washington, DC, is leading the nation. We need to continue those reforms in Washington and in cities around the country," said Mayor Muriel Bowser. "I am honored to be chosen by my peers to serve on the USCM Advisory Board where I will advocate for policies that will create pathways to the middle class for residents in cities across the country."
The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,393 such cities in the United States today. Each city is represented in the USCM by its mayor.
Bowser continued, “While Washington, DC, may lack true representation in Congress, I will use every opportunity to elevate the District’s fight for full rights and eventually statehood.”
The USCM aims to help mayors craft and advance effective national urban/suburban policy; promote building reliable federal-city relationships; assess the effectiveness of federal policy as it relates to urban/suburban needs; provide support for mayors to develop leadership and management tools; and to create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information. At the annual meeting, members vote on policy resolutions, which are then distributed to the President and the Congress.