What Works Cities Blog Post: What Works Cities at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

(Left-right) Mayor of Hanover Park, Illinois, Rodney S. Craig; former Mayor of Tallahassee, Tennessee, John R. Marks, III; Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, William D. McLeod; Mayor of North Chicago, Illinois, Leon Rockingham, Jr.; WWC Executive Director Simone Brody; Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, John Hamilton; former Mayor of Philadelphia and WWC Senior Fellow Michael Nutter; Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Richard J. Berry; Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg; Mayor of Livermore, California, John P. Marchand; and WWC Associate Director Jennifer Park

(Left-right) Mayor of Hanover Park, Illinois, Rodney S. Craig; former Mayor of Tallahassee, Tennessee, John R. Marks, III; Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, William D. McLeod; Mayor of North Chicago, Illinois, Leon Rockingham, Jr.; WWC Executive Director Simone Brody; Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, John Hamilton; former Mayor of Philadelphia and WWC Senior Fellow Michael Nutter; Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Richard J. Berry; Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg; Mayor of Livermore, California, John P. Marchand; and WWC Associate Director Jennifer Park

June 27, 2016 – What Works Cities met with mayors across the United States at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2016 Annual Meeting, held June 24–June 27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event brings city leaders together to share ideas, strengthen relationships, and promote strong urban policy.

WWC Executive Director Simone Brody and Michael Nutter, WWC Senior Fellow and former Mayor of Philadelphia, addressed the gathering of 1,000 urban leaders.

Former Mayor of Philadelphia and WWC Senior Fellow Michael Nutter, at USCM

Former Mayor of Philadelphia and WWC Senior Fellow Michael Nutter, at USCM

Executive Director Brody spoke about the initiative in greater depth and urged city leaders to apply. “Cities are agents of change,” she said. “What Works Cities is helping mayors improve lives.”

WWC Executive Director Simone Brody, at USCM

WWC Executive Director Simone Brody, at USCM

What Works Cities also hosted a reception for participating cities and for those cities interested in applying. The next deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.

(Left-right) WWC Executive Director Brody with Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, Nancy McFarlane

(Left-right) WWC Executive Director Brody with Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, Nancy McFarlane

(Left-right) Mayor of Schenectady, New York, Gary McCarthy; WWC Associate Director Jennifer Park; Mayor of College Park, Maryland, Patrick Wojahn; Mayor of Binghamton, New York, Richard C. David; former Mayor of Philadelphia and WWC Senior Fellow Michael Nutter; and Mayor of Beaverton, Oregon, Dennis Doyle

(Left-right) Mayor of Schenectady, New York, Gary McCarthy; WWC Associate Director Jennifer Park; Mayor of College Park, Maryland, Patrick Wojahn; Mayor of Binghamton, New York, Richard C. David; former Mayor of Philadelphia and WWC Senior Fellow Michael Nutter; and Mayor of Beaverton, Oregon, Dennis Doyle

(Left-right) Chief Services Officer of Austin, Texas, Sly Majid, WWC Associate Director Jennifer Park, and Chief Innovation Officer of the City of South Bend, Indiana, Santiago Garces

(Left-right) Chief Services Officer of Austin, Texas, Sly Majid, WWC Associate Director Jennifer Park, and Chief Innovation Officer of the City of South Bend, Indiana, Santiago Garces

(Left-right) Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Richard J. Berry; WWC Executive Director Simone Brody; and Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fischer

(Left-right) Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Richard J. Berry; WWC Executive Director Simone Brody; and Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fischer