Democratic Mayors Board

2020 - 2022


Mayor Eric Garcetti, President

City of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles native Eric Garcetti was elected Mayor in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. He previously served three terms on the Los Angeles City Council and was President of the City Council from 2006 until 2012. Prior to his political career, Mayor Garcetti taught classes on International Affairs at the University of Southern California and Occidental College. Mayor Garcetti’s accomplishments as Mayor include raising the minimum wage, setting a bold climate agenda for the city, and developing initiatives to address homelessness. 


Mayor Nan Whaley, Vice President

City of Dayton, OH

Nan Whaley was sworn in as Mayor of Dayton in 2014 and was unopposed in her 2017 re-election. She previously served two terms on the Dayton City Commission and was the youngest woman ever chosen for a commission seat in 2005. Mayor Whaley has received national recognition for her leadership in Dayton, especially in regard to the opioid epidemic and gun reform. In 2016, Mayor Whaley led a successful citywide effort to offer affordable, quality pre-k to all Dayton families.


Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Vice President

City of West Sacramento, CA

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected seven times, making him the longest-serving Mayor in the history of West Sacramento. He is also the first Mayor of West Sacramento to be directly elected by voters. Mayor Cabaldon previously served on the West Sacramento City Council and was Vice Chancellor of the California Community College System. Under his leadership, the city has seen a significant drop in crime and received recognitions for environmental sustainability and innovative transit solutions.


Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Vice President

City of Denver, CO

Denver native Michael Hancock was elected Mayor of Denver in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He previously served as a Denver City Councilor, including two terms as Council President. As Mayor, Hancock has worked to set bold sustainability goals, promote job growth and improve downtown Denver. His development efforts are expected to generate tens of thousands of jobs over the next 20 years. Mayor Hancock served as President of the Democratic Mayors from 2018 - 2020.


Mayor Steve Adler, Vice President

City of Austin, TX

Mayor Steve Adler was sworn into office as Austin’s 52nd Mayor in January 2015. Prior to running for office, Mayor Adler practiced law in the areas of civil rights and eminent domain rights in Austin for 35 years. As Mayor, he has focused primarily on finding solutions to two of the city's main challenges: affordability and traffic. He is also a champion for equity and the immigrant and refugee communities.


Mayor Muriel Bowser, Secretary

City of Washington, D.C. 

Mayor Muriel Bowser was inaugurated as Mayor of Washington, D.C. in 2015. She previously served as the Ward 4 Councilmember of the D.C. Council. She is committed to making sure every Washingtonian gets a fair shot, including its most vulnerable residents. Mayor Bowser has focused on affordable housing, addressing homelessness, maternal and infant health, equity, and more.


Mayor Levar Stoney, Treasurer

City of Richmond, VA

Mayor Levar Stoney was inaugurated in 2016 and is the youngest Mayor ever elected to serve the City of Richmond. Stoney attended Virginia public schools and was the first in his family to earn a high school diploma. He served as Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia during a critical and transformative period, culminating in President Obama’s election in 2008. In 2013, he became the first African American Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the youngest member of then-Governor Terry McAuliffe's cabinet. As Mayor, he has worked to improve education, reduce gun violence, address youth hunger, and advocate for much-needed infrastructure improvements.