Mayors Wrapping Up Annual Meeting Today

The U.S. Conference of Mayors' four-day meeting in Las Vegas focused on a wide range of issues, from pipeline safety to urban violence, water policy, energy, and vacant and abandoned properties.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors' four-day meeting in Las Vegas is wrapping up June 24, with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter handing over his duties to Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz. More than 180 mayors from around the country focused on a wide range of issues during the meeting, from pipeline safety to urban violence, water policy, energy, environmental stewardship and sustainability, ports and exports, education, professional sports franchises, housing, job creation, and vacant and abandoned properties.

USCM's 81st annual meeting took place at the Mandalay Bay hotel, with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman serving as the host and Nutter moderating many of the panel discussions.

Jim Ruane, mayor of San Bruno, Calif., is scheduled to speak about his city’s response to the pipeline explosion at a pipeline safety task force meeting June 24, and California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich were scheduled to participate in a discussion titled "How Digital Can Reinvent America's cities."

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