Spotlight

Nan Whaley, Mayor (Dayton, OH)

IDEA CATAGORY: Jobs and Entrepreneurship, Smart Government, Strengthening Democracy

Leading the U.S. Conference of Mayors

This week, NewDEAL Leader Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley was elected the 79th President of the United States Conference of Mayors, succeeding fellow NewDEAL Leader Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. In an address to her mayoral colleagues, Mayor Whaley outlined her priorities, including effectively implementing the American Rescue Plan, securing passage of the American Jobs and American Families Plan, and addressing gun violence. "We are in the middle of a transformational era for our country, and I am humbled by the opportunity to work more closely with our nation's mayors in this new capacity to make a real difference in the lives of our residents...there is no better time than right now to meet this moment by creating a more safe and equitable future that is available to all of us, not just some of us."  Also announced were other members of the elected UCSM Leadership team, including the addition of NewDEAL Leaders Lincoln, NE Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to the group's Advisory Board.

The Defenders of Democracy

IDEA CATAGORY: Jobs and Entrepreneurship, Smart Government, Strengthening Democracy

Three NewDEALers were dubbed “Defenders” of American Democracy and featured in the October 2022 TIME...