Mayor Fischer closes U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 89th Annual Winter Meeting
Mayor Greg Fischer today joined mayors from across the country to close the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 89th Annual Winter Meeting. During the three-day convening Mayor Fischer engaged in conversation with Biden administration officials and fellow mayors, heard from business and philanthropical leaders, and exchanged ideas and best practices critical to issues impacting Louisville.
On the closing day of the Winter Meeting, President Joe Biden addressed the group to share his vision for robust local-federal partnership with is administration.
“When then President-elect Biden met with our elected leadership on November 23, we asked for his help in providing an immediate response to the ongoing pandemic,” said Mayor Fischer. “He responded, unveiling a bold American Rescue Plan, which would provide $350 billion in direct assistance to local and state governments so we can keep public servants on the job, providing critical services like helping to distribute vaccines.”
Mayors also heard from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, were joined by Transportation Secretary-Designate Pete Buttigieg for a discussion on infrastructure, conducted a critical conversation on climate change with Special Envoy John Kerry and Climate Advisory Gina McCarthy, and held discussion sessions on immigration and the environment. In addition, Mayor Fischer hosted a conversation with noted author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.
As president of USCM, Mayor Fischer closed out the Winter Meeting by thanking all participants for a compelling, informative, useful and thoughtful program. “While we weren’t able to meet this year in person, this virtual meeting gave me hope. That’s what this meeting always does for me, and has done again, even if virtually. It gives me hope. Hope for my city, hope for our nation and hope for our people.”
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