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Michael A. Nutter, who was honored as a Governing Public Official of the Year in 2014, served as mayor of Philadelphia for eight years, taking office in January 2008 after serving almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council.

Nutter is a former president of the United States Conference of Mayors and, with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, launched Cities United, an initiative aimed at creating partnerships among cities, nonprofits and other stakeholders to combat violence and crime among African-American men and boys.

In March 2016, Nutter was appointed as the inaugural David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Policy at Columbia University. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

September 8, 2017

Better Ways to Reduce Violence Against Young Black Men and Boys

Bringing back the failed strategies of the past is a mistake. Mayors are embracing innovative, forward-looking strategies.