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Leadership and Advisory Groups

Cities of Service is supported by three different leadership and advisory groups – our Board of Directors, our Mayors Council, and our Advisors. Each of these groups plays an integral role in ensuring the success of our work.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of champions of the Cities of Service citizen engagement model, which helps mayors authentically and effectively engage their citizens to solve local challenges together. The Board supports the work of the organization and provides mission-based leadership, governance, and oversight.

Michael R. Bloomberg

Honorary Chairman & Founder

Tom A. Bernstein

President

James Anderson

Vice President

Kathleen McInerney

Treasurer

Gail B. Nayowith

Secretary

Katharine Leonberger

Director

Jennifer Williamson

Director

Mayors Council

The Mayors Council is comprised of sitting mayors who share the Cities of Service belief in the power of citizen engagement to achieve meaningful change in their city. As members of the Council, these mayors serve as ambassadors and advisors for the organization.

Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Byron W. Brown

Mayor of Buffalo, New York

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Buddy Dyer

Mayor of Orlando, Florida

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Mayor of Gary, Indiana

John Giles

Mayor of Mesa, Arizona

Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San José, California

Greg Stanton

Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona

Advisors

Cities of Service Advisors are experts and influencers hailing from a range of fields, including academia, citizen engagement, service, philanthropy, and innovation. Advisors provide insights and introductions that help Cities of Service to bring about tangible change, build a community of trust, and create stronger, more vibrant cities.

Beth Blauer

Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University

Simone Brody

Executive Director of What Works Cities

Shirley Franklin

Chairman of the Board & CEO of Purpose Built Communities

Ben Hecht

President & CEO of Living Cities

Nigel Jacob

Co-founder, Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

Peter Levine

Lincoln Filene Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

Ben Wallerstein

CEO and Co-Founder of Whiteboard Advisors