Mayor Elorza in New Orleans for meeting with US mayors

Elorza in DC_451007

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza traveled to New Orleans Thursday for the Summer Leader Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the national group of municipal leaders that comes together several times a year to discuss policy ideas and issues affecting cities.

Elorza, a first-term Democrat who was recently named to the conference’s advisory board, will remain in New Orleans until Saturday night. The mayors have scheduled a news conference for Friday at 10:15 a.m.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named president of the group earlier this year.

In a media advisory, the conference said the mayors will meet to outline policy proposals around the opioid epidemic, infrastructure investment, tax reform and other major challenges facing the country. Elorza co-chairs the Immigration Reform Task Force along with Tom Tait, the Republican mayor of Anaheim, California.

The event will kick off Thursday evening with Axios’ Mike Allen moderating a discussion on the future of cities with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Landrieu, Kellogg Foundation President La June Montgomery Tabron, National Urban League CEO Marc Morial, economist Jeffrey Sachs, Jim Anderson from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Peter Scher from JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Other sessions will focus on the opioid crisis, creative infrastructure financing for American cities, bridging the divide between urban and rural communities, the impact of globalization and technology on cities’ economic growth and violence.

Continue the discussion on FacebookDan McGowan ( ) covers politics, education and the city of Providence for Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @danmcgowan

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 9/23/2020: Richard Arenberg, Political Science Professor, Brown University Watson Institute

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour