How We’re Supporting Mayors

Zoom screenshot with New Mayors Cohort attendees, Mayors Innovation Project staff, and Pete Buttigieg

While mayors across the country struggle to balance serving constituents, addressing long standing racial injustice, and quell the impact of COVID-19, we’re here to provide mayors with the tools, policies, and peer-to-peer support to help navigate these crises.

Virtual Innovation Showcase 
Are you a mayor with a tangible, replicable idea to share with peers? We’ve launched our Virtual Innovation Showcase, a digital version of a much-loved staple at our in-person meetings. In 3 minutes or less, mayors share a high road idea that they’ve successfully implemented. We were excited to have Mayor Keith James present his city’s response to COVID-19; we would love to feature you and your city!

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Water Affordability Academy
This 5-part series will help city and public utility leaders identify, assess, and establish a path forward on water affordability in your community. Spots are limited – priority will be given to member cities. Learn more & register.

Women Mayors’ Network
We started the Women Mayors’ Network, in partnership with Equity Agenda, to create a space for women mayors to support each other and address issues of sexism affecting their leadership. Are you a woman-identified mayor interested in joining? Contact us.​

New Mayors Cohort
Held over six sessions since March, the Cohort includes active participation from 12 mayors, focusing on issues like governance, leadership, and crisis management. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined us in June (see image above), offering guidance and support around using social media as a mayor. Learn more.

Technical Assistance to Member Cities
MIP members can receive up to three short policy memos per year, providing them with tangible, personalized solutions to the challenges you’re currently facing. This year we’ve advised member mayors on everything from policing to green infrastructure. Are you a member city in need of advice? Contact us.

COVID-19 City Feed
Sortable by policy action and topic, our City Feed provides up-to-date information on what cities are doing to address the immediate crisis, and how they are finding new opportunities to address longer-term challenges during the pandemic reality.

Healthy Babies Initiative
Ten US cities will work towards better health outcomes for children as participants in a small grant program issued jointly by Healthy Babies Bright Futures and the Mayors Innovation Project. The recipients will receive funding, technical assistance, and an opportunity to present at a future MIP meeting. Recipients include: Champaign IL; Lynn MA; Phoenix AZ; Anchorage AK; Norman OK; Salem MA; Salt Lake City UT; San Francisco CA; Scranton PA; and Wilkinsburg PA. Learn more.