The Mayors Innovation Project is a national learning network for mayors committed to shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government.
Around the country, mayors are taking the lead on pressing issues—climate change, racial equity, economic revitalization, housing, and more.
The Mayors Innovation Project supports mayors by providing cutting-edge thinking and concrete examples that mayors can implement.
We provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for mayors and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders. Participating mayors reflect a broad diversity of population, geography, economic situation, form of government, and more – all are welcome.
Founded in 2005 by Madison, WI’s former Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Joel Rogers, a professor and Director of COWS, the Mayors Innovation Project is based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison at the think-and-do tank, COWS.