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Mayor Walsh Announces Boston to Host 2018 Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

June 22, 2015

Mayor's Office

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Monday, June 22, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that Boston has been named the host city for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting in June 2018. 

"The City of Boston is honored to be selected to host the 2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors," said Mayor Walsh. "I look forward to showing my colleagues and their families the rich diversity of all that Boston has to offer. I want to thank USCM President Stephanie Rawlings Blake of Baltimore and CEO of USCM Tom Cochran for their continued support.”

“We are pleased that the nation’s mayors will be convening in Boston for our 2018 summer meeting,” said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran. “Mayor Marty Walsh has been an active and engaged member of the Conference, particularly in the area of income inequality. We look forward to continuing our conversation on identifying effective ways to close the wage gap in this city, which has been a leader on the issue.”     An estimated 200 mayors will gather in Boston for the four-day session, led by Mayor Walsh as the host city mayor. Boston last hosted the USCM Annual Meeting in 2004, and the City is excited to highlight our evolution as a hub of innovation, cultural celebration and economic vitality since that time.  

USCM is a nonpartisan organization, which represents cities with populations of 30,000 or larger. Each year, USCM hosts its summer meeting in a different city, creating a forum where leaders can share best practices and shape a national agenda that meets the needs of the nation’s metropolitan areas.  More than 250 mayors from across the country attend the four-day event to discuss issues such as education, transportation, criminal justice, energy and jobs. Guest speakers are featured throughout the event and have included The President and Vice President of the United States, key Congressional members and corporate leaders.

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