Rochester, N.Y.'s Youngest and First Female Mayor
Mayor, Rochester, N.Y.
More than a century after women's suffrage, Warren is working to pave the way for economic renewal in her city, which has suffered a significant poverty rate for decades. She has focused on loans to businesses owned by women and minorities, and on rebranding downtown as an “innovation zone” centered around technology. “We have the brainpower here to fix it,” Warren says. “No one is going to fix it for us. We’re doing that one neighborhood at a time.”
The mayor has also been focused on crime and police transparency; in December, she proposed a Police Accountability Board that could investigate and subpoena members of the local force.