At the Mayors Innovation Project, we strive to write and create content about innovative high-road policies in cities across the United States. In our writing (including our Good Ideas for Cities newsletter), we highlight our member cities‘ work, the best practices for mayors and cities identified by speakers at our meetings on a wide range of important policy topics, and have guest blogs from our partners.

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    Protests, Police, and Black Lives: Resources for Mayors

    Cities across the country are in pain, and mayors are tasked with leading them through the crisis. On top of this, mayors must lead through a multi-faceted public health crisis - the immediate one caused by COVID-19, and the systemic one caused by racism and inequality.

  • Three ways to succeed in an immigrant-inclusive emergency response and recovery

    In a guest post, our partner Welcoming America offers the following ideas for actively involving new Americans in city's response to the pandemic. These ideas draw on a decade of work in belonging and inclusion, and emerging approaches from their network of 200 nonprofit and local government members.

  • Pandemic insights for local government leaders

    This article was originally written by our Co-Managing Director, Katya Spear, for Apolitical. As public servants face the challenges brought by Covid-19, it’s easy to yearn for the normalcy of a time that seemed simpler, …

  • Summer 2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

    Due to COVID-19, we have canceled our Summer 2020 Annual Meeting in Tacoma, WA. We plan to bring alternative content to our network this summer.

  • Insights about the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF)

    The coming months of the COVID-19 crisis will continue to bring an unprecedented amount of strain on municipal budgets. Here, we review  the US Federal Reserve’s groundbreaking recent action that may provide a way to …

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