Fontana, Calif.– Mayor Acquanetta Warren witnessed history while in Washington D.C. last week. After attending the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting to discuss infrastructure, innovation and inclusion, she joined the USCM President, Steven Benjamin and Vice President, Bryant Barnett and other mayors for a meeting at the White House to further discuss economic growth alongside President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other Cabinet members. Before the meeting, she was personally invited to the Rose Garden where President Donald Trump announced to temporarily re-open the government after the nation’s longest government shutdown.
“It is always an honor to be invited to the White House alongside other mayors to have a seat at the table to advocate for our cities, states Mayor Warren. “Being able to see first-hand the momentous announcement to re-open our government was the icing on the cake.”
The announcement came only a few hours after the United States Conference of Mayors passed a resolution urging an end to the government shutdown.
During the meeting at the White House, Warren met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta. She was among a group of eight mayors from across the United States, including USCM President Steven Benjamin, Vice President Bryant Barnett invited to the economic growth discussion.
“It’s important for Mayors to weigh in on important issues and work collaboratively to find solutions,” shares Mayor Warren. “We will continue to work together to urge cooperation to keep the federal government open.”
Mayor Warren currently serves as the Vice Chair of the USCM Business Council. Her appointment to the position gives Fontana a stronger voice in shaping national policies that impact the economies of all cities and states.
The United States Conference of Mayors will be reconvening mayors in Washington, D.C. in February to continue to engage government leaders to ensure that a federal infrastructure package is focused on the cities and metro areas that drive the national economy.