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U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council

Technicians at Work

About Us

Building the Workforce of the Future

The Workforce Development Council is an affiliate of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and serves as the advisory board to develop priorities and recommend policy to the nation’s mayors with respect to the workforce system. 


The WDC, unlike any other national organization, plays an active bipartisan role in representing workforce development issues and positioning them before mayors, congressional leaders, and members of the Administration. It provides a direct line to Washington, D.C., and assists in defining how the workforce system fits into workforce development initiatives of the Administration and the 116th Congress.

Advocacy & Policy

On Wednesday, March 25, the Senate voted unanimously to pass a bipartisan $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill (HR748), to shore up the U.S. economy as it weathers the storm of devastation wrought by the pandemic, including the largest surge in unemployment claims ever recorded for a single week.  

On Friday, March 27, the House passed the legislation on a voice vote and President Trump signed the historic package into law that afternoon.




"The WDC actively works to promote a legislative agenda and shape national policy related to workforce development. It is a trusted partner for mayors across the country and a vital information conduit, facilitating exchanges between workforce development administrators, the Department of Labor and Capitol Hill on workforce activities and issues.  A weekly newsletter and legislative update provides a wealth of information that city staff need to communicate with their mayors and others on key issues.  The WDC staff also works closely with various federal agencies, members of Congress and their staffs, and others to strengthen the role of the local workforce system and mayors in workforce programs."

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

Chair, US Conference of Mayors Jobs, Education and the Workforce Standing Committee

WDC Pre-Conference Session
Thu, Jun 11
Jun 11, 9:00 AM CDT
Austin, Austin, TX, USA
We hope you will join us for the WDC Pre-Conference Session in Austin, TX! For those planning to attend, please RSVP to Micah Kyler at no later than COB Friday, April 17
WDC Networking Opportunity
Thu, Jun 11
Broken Spoke
Jun 11, 6:30 PM
Broken Spoke, 3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
WDC Board/Annual Meeting
Fri, Jun 12
JW Marriott Austin
Jun 12, 7:00 AM CDT – Jun 13, 10:00 PM CDT
JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Howdy! Like every city in town, Austin has its own beat. Join us this year as we come together in Texas for the 2020 USCM WDC Board and Annual Meeting. (Registration Will Open Spring of 2020).

Resources & Publications

Partnership & Projects

Ad Council National Campaign

In partnership with the Ad Council, the WDC is promoting a national campaign to increase awareness about the multiple education and training pathways available for U.S. citizens to secure good paying jobs in high-demand fields. Watch the video below or click here for more information.

WDC-SEED Initiative

In August 2019, the WDC formally engaged with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED), an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP) to help address barriers to employment for people with disabilities in cities. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Meetings

Contact Us

1620 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006


Join the WDC

We welcome your participation on the WDC.  Please click below for your introduction to the organization, to help understand the governance, structure and operating procedures of the WDC, and learn more about the opportunities it provides for professional development.