The Mayors Changing Local Government's Status Quo
They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.
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Today’s rising class of mayors are changing the way things are done and seeking out creative solutions to common problems.
Francis Suarez, for example, implemented a technology that detects gunshots in Miami. Melvin Carter helped launch a large-scale system to recycle more than 2 million gallons of rainwater a year in St. Paul, Minn.
They spoke on a panel at Governing’s Summit on Performance and Innovation last month, along with Mayor Jenn Daniels of Gilbert, Ariz., and Jacob Frey of Minneapolis, about their experiences bringing new perspectives and ideas to local government.
Get inside the heads of these mayors on this episode of "In the Arena."
- Chris Castro, director of sustainability fpr Orlando, Fla.
- Kim Foxx, state's attorney for Cook County, Ill.
- Doug Burgum, governor of North Dakota
- Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio
- Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C.
- Kristen Cox, executive director of Utah Office of Management and Budget
- Acquanetta Warren, mayor of Fontana, Calif.
- Greg Fischer, mayor of Louisville
- Themis Klarides, minority leader of Connecticut House
- Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles