FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 11, 2021
SAN DIEGO – Providing a new opportunity to advance San Diego’s priorities at the national level, Mayor Todd Gloria was elected by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Nominating Committee today to serve on the USCM Advisory Board. Serving on the Advisory Board, Mayor Gloria will play a more prominent role in the Conference of Mayors and have greater opportunities to engage with the White House and key leaders on Capitol Hill.
“I want to thank my colleagues for entrusting me to serve on the influential USCM Advisory Board,” Mayor Gloria said. “This new role will give San Diego a stronger voice and bring our priorities to the forefront on the national stage. I plan to work collaboratively with communities across the country to find innovative solutions to common challenges, such as ending homelessness, addressing housing affordability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing common-sense immigration policies and creating a more equitable society that gives all of us the opportunity to succeed.”
In March, Mayor Gloria was appointed by USCM President Greg Fischer to serve as vice-chair for border policy on the Conference’s Criminal and Social Justice Committee.
USCM played a critical role in the passage of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan and securing $360 billion in direct state and local aid, which provided the City of San Diego with nearly $300 million to protect core City services and build back better from the pandemic.
USCM is the official nonpartisan organization of American cities with a population of 30,000 or larger.