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A learning network for mayors.

The Mayors Innovation Project creates spaces that are uniquely for mayors and their most trusted advisors. Our member cities, diverse in geography and size, are leaders in policy innovation. Through annual meetings, specialized cohorts & networks, technical assistance, publications, and more, we are the organization that supports mayors as people and as city leaders.

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Mayor Jamie Harkins, Lafayette, CO


  • Applying Behavioral Insights to COVID-19

    The use of behavioral science, or behavioral insights, is a proven best practice for cities to positively influence behavior. Cities have been applying this lens to their COVID-19 communications and messaging efforts to encourage public …

  • Making an Impact in 2020

    Through this year’s struggles, our organizational priorities remained the same—to provide mayors and city leaders with peer learning experiences and cutting-edge resources to advance equity, sustainability, and democracy in cities. We are proud to have engaged over 100 cities from around the US in our work this year.

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    Water Affordability Amidst a Stark Racial Wealth Divide

    South Bend, IN utility leaders shared how they’re addressing equity through water customer assistance, with learning lessons for other cities of all sizes. Below are the main takeaways that can help your city make and keep water affordable.

  • New Resources for Achieving Water Affordability

    In the coming months, we are providing support for cities through a new Community of Practice, a blog series, and the second cohort of our Water Affordability Academy. This effort will provide critical perspectives for local elected officials and for water utility leaders and staff.

  • Water Affordability Community of Practice: South Bend, IN

    As part of our ongoing program to help cities ensure access to clean, affordable water, we are excited to announce a Water Affordability Community of Practice (COP) for city leaders. In partnership with the Water …

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