Summer 2022 Meeting

We invite all mayors, and their trusted advisors, to join us in Tacoma for the Summer 2022 Meeting, August 4 – 6. You’ll get the chance to connect with peers and learn from experts.

Full agenda is coming soon. Meeting topics to include: 

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Anchor Institutions
  • Missing Middle Housing
  • Operationalizing Equity
  • Innovation Showcase

View Draft Agenda

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We are a national learning network for mayors committed to shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government.

Learn more here.

From our Summer Meeting host…

“After two years apart, we’re finally getting together again for the Summer Meeting, and I’m so honored to host you.  And for those of you who know me, that means good content and lots of fun.  

As mayors, we face similar challenges, and we have so much to learn from each other. The Mayors Innovation Project is a national learning network that allows us to do just that.

At the Summer Meeting, you will get the chance to connect with both peers and experts on the struggles we all face. Plus, we’ll show you up close the solutions that are working for us here, providing you with some new ideas and perspectives. In addition to great public policy, I’m also excited to show you my beautiful city. We’ll enjoy good food, nice weather, and check out some of Tacoma’s top sights together.”

– Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma, WA


Getting to Tacoma

Tacoma sits just south of Seattle on the Puget Sound and is 18 miles south of Sea-Tac International airport. Learn more here.

Traveling within Tacoma

Both the meeting space and hotel are in the heart of downtown Tacoma, and are a short (0.5 mile) walk from each other. The meeting will take place at William Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Avenue. Once in Tacoma, rental cars will not be necessary.

Tacoma hosts a free light rale line that stops directly in front of our meeting space and travels down Tacoma’s main thoroughfare. Learn more here.

View Map Here


A room block has been reserved at Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway, $165/night plus tax. The hotel is a 0.5 mile walk from the meeting.

Deadline to book: July 13, 2022 at 5pm

Book Online Here

Or book by phone:

  • Call 877-986-8083
  • Ask for the “Mayors Innovation Project” to receive the group rate.

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Registration covers the cost of materials and all meals listed on the agenda.  Attendees are responsible for paying for and booking their own travel and hotel. Vaccinations and boosters are required.

Member Cities

As always, registration is free for member city mayors and their staff. Because we did not meet in 2021, we will honor any cities that held a membership on 1/1/21 or later. View eligible cities here.

Non-Member Cities

We welcome all mayors and their trusted advisors, regardless of membership status!

Mayors: $375/person
Council members or city staff: $425/person

Learn more about membership here.


If you are with a non-profit or academic institution, please contact Katya Spear to learn more.


Interested in sponsoring the Summer Meeting? Contact Katya Spear.