2019 State of the Cities
- Mayor Jackie Biskupski - Salt Lake City, UT
- Mayor London Breed - San Francisco, CA
- Mayor Sharon Weston Broome - Baton Rouge, LA
- Mayor Bill de Blasio - New York, NY
- Mayor Greg Fischer - Louisville, KY
- Mayor Andrew Ginther - Columbus, OH
- Mayor Toni Harp - New Haven, CT
- Mayor Tim Keller - Albuquerque, NM
- Mayor Andy Schor - Lansing, MI
- Mayor Kathy Sheehan - Albany, NY
- Mayor Yvonne Spicer - Framingham, MA
- Mayor Levar Stoney - Richmond, VA
- Mayor Jim Strickland - Memphis, TN
- Mayor Ethan Strimling - Portland, ME
- Mayor Martin J. Walsh - Boston, MA
Mayor Toni Harp delivered her State of the City Address last Monday. She led with a core message of gratitude for New Haven's first responders, and went on to highlight areas where the city made significant progress in the last year.
In 2018, New Haven attracted development, added jobs, and developed new ways to serve the community, especially its most vulnerable residents.
Improving senior center facilities has been a major goal for the city. Recent achievements include restoring the hot meal program at the East Shore Center and providing thousands of farmer's market vouchers to those in need. Additionally, the city is partnering with Yale University, New Haven Public Schools, and JP Morgan Chase to fight food insecurity.
Mayor Harp praised the city's first responders for their impressive response to the city's opioid challenges, especially during the overdose crisis on New Haven Green last August.
"I remain so proud to be Mayor of a city where first responders worked tirelessly throughout this mass-casualty circumstance to effectively treat - and save - every single one of those victims," she said.
Watch Mayor Harp's address here.
In his first State of the City Address, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor reflected on his first year in office and set forth a number of priorities for the city's future.
At the core of Mayor Schor's address was the launch of a new campaign to attract and retain residents by highlighting and building on Lansing's core strengths. The plan, called Vision 2030, will focus on community, diversity, livability, and urban design. Mayor Schor also unveiled a new logo for the city.
Since Mayor Schor took office in 2018, the city has forged new economic partnerships and made key investments to improve daily life, such as making the city more walkable.
In 2019, the Mayor's Office will continue its work to make it easier for residents to walk from place to place. "Many sidewalks are no longer a trip hazard. We still have many more miles of sidewalk to fix, but we have made a good start in year one," Mayor Schor said.
The city also plans to upgrade the meter system downtown so that residents can pay for parking with their smartphones.
Read Mayor Schor's State of the City Address here.