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  • An Assault on Local Democracy

    New findings show that, although political violence* against mayors is common, women mayors and mayors of color face more frequent and acute incidents of political violence.

  • Mayors Innovative Design Cohort Update

    In partnership with The American Institute of Architects, we launched the first-ever Mayors Innovative Design Cohort in September 2021. This project pairs three mayors (& city staff) to work with an architect team to help …

  • Produce at the Salem, MA market

    New Funding to Support Children’s Health

    Request for Proposals: $20,000 Grant Deadline to apply: Friday, May 20, 2022 View and download full Request for Proposal here. The Healthy Babies Initiative, a partnership of Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors …

  • Join us: May is for Mayor Safety

    As a network of mayors, we hear firsthand of the political violence that local leaders face. In May, we are releasing new findings that show the rise in threats and harassment to US mayors and …

  • Highlights from the Winter Meeting

    Above: Former Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong (Kankakee, IL) and Mayor Cassie Franklin (Everett, WA) After a two year hiatus, we were thrilled to host our 2022 Winter Meeting in person in Washington, DC. Mayors from around …

  • Norman, OK works to coordinate local service providers to support children and families

    Norman, Oklahoma, located approximately 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, is home to just under 125,000 and to the state’s largest university. While the city is full of the usual campus jubilation and activity, it …

  • Palace Theater in Albany, NY

    Event: Water Affordability Community of Practice featuring Albany, NY

    In partnership with the Water Center at Penn, our Water Affordability Community of Practice (COP) spotlights best practices on challenges and solutions related to water affordability, providing ample time for questions and informal discussion among peers. …

  • POSTPONED: Winter 2022 Meeting

    Update: The Winter Meeting has been re-scheduled for March 16 – 17! View new meeting details here. After thoughtful feedback from our steering committee and review of public health data, we’ve made the difficult decision …

  • Seven members of the food equity resident advisors program stand in front of a colorful brick wall with Mayor Mendenhall and a project consultant.

    Food Equity Advisors in Salt Lake City

    Mayor Mendenhall and seven of the inaugural Salt Lake City Resident Food Equity Advisors, with the project consultant. The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country …

  • New Mayors Cohort 2021 participants

    Equity in Leadership: The 2021 New Mayors Cohort

    Mayors are on the front lines of our community’s most daunting challenges. In the last two years alone, mayors have been managing multiple crises in their cities — the COVID pandemic, racial justice uprisings, climate …

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