USCMThe U.S. Conference of Mayors held their 82nd Meeting in Dallas this year, where Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski was elected to the USCM’s Advisory Board.

Consisting of mayors who are members of the Conference of Mayors, and who have been active in their efforts to advocate policy on Capitol Hill and to the Obama Administration, the Advisory Board acts as a source of advice to the Executive Committee of the USCM on any and all matters of program or policy.

Trustees of the USCM, along with the top three officers and past presidents make up the Executive Committee of the organization. Pawlowski is the only member on the board of 28 from Pennsylvania.

“It has been my pleasure to speak to members of Congress and the Administration on legislation of interest to the USCM,” Pawlowski said. “It is important that Pennsylvania’s third largest city be represented in the discussions of national urban policy that will affect Allentown for decades to come.”

Mayor Pawlowski attended the event with more than 200 of the nation’s mayors from across the country. The USCM is a non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

The officials convened at the OMNI Dallas Hotel to discuss a variety of issues, including education, the minimum wage, transportation, housing, the economic health of the country’s cities, and help for returning Veterans.

Mayor Pawlowski is currently serving as Vice Chair of the USCM Community Development Committee and also chairs the Pipeline Safety Task Force, which focuses on education and regulations that will reorganize the current infrastructure designed to transport combustive substances through America’s cities and towns.