After serving for almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council, in January 2008 Michael A. Nutter was elected the city’s 98th mayor. During his tenure, Philadelphia city government received more than 150 awards for innovative programs, good government practices and excellence. Also during that time, Mayor Nutter served as president of both the United States Conference of Mayors and the Pennsylvania Municipal League.
Since leaving public service in 2016, Mayor Nutter has remained active in public policy, government, and civic life. He was named the inaugural David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; an executive fellow in leadership at the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University; a senior fellow and national spokesman for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities program; the chairman of Airbnb’s first Mayor’s Advisory Council; an executive fellow at the University of Chicago Urban Labs; a distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; a member of Code for America’s Board of Directors; and a member of the Economic and Community Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.