January 23, 2014
OHCD Executive Director Michelle Light attended the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual winter meeting in Washington, DC and was re-elected to serve on the USCM Workforce Development Council board of trustees. More than 280 mayors convened for this gathering, meeting with Congressional leadership, Administration officials and nine Cabinet secretaries (such as Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez) to urge Congress to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to spur job creation and economic growth in America’s cities and metropolitan areas. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the attendees at Thursday morning’s plenary session, speaking to his fellow mayors about their leadership and being on the forefront of progress in America.
See the USCM full agenda (in PDF)
Read Mayor de Blasio’s full remarks