Watch: “Building Cities of Opportunity for All: A conversation with U.S. mayors” (Updated with video)

Update, 1/26: Watch “Building Cities of Opportunity for All,” a panel discussion on local economic development. The panel discussion included Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio; Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri; District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser; Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City. It was moderated by GU Politics Fellow and former Mayor Alvin Brown of Jacksonville, Florida; Erin Mullally (G’17), editor-in-chief of Georgetown Public Policy Review.

This event was sponsored by McCourt School of Public Policy, GU Politics, The Georgetown Public Policy Student Association, the Policy Innovation Lab and the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance.


 

Update, 1/21: Thanks to everyone who came out for today’s #GUmayors panel discussion! You can read a recap of the event, and check out a few of the highlights below.

Kansas City, MO mayor Sly James works the room before the event.
Kansas City, MO mayor Sly James works the room before the event.

 

Mo Elleithee, Executive Director of GU Politics, introduces the panel (left). With GU Politics Fellow and event co-moderator Alvin Brown (right).
Mo Elleithee, Executive Director of GU Politics, kicks off the event (left). With GU Politics Fellow and event co-moderator Alvin Brown (right).

 

GU Politics Fellow and event co-moderator Alvin Brown (left) listens as Dayton, OH mayor Nan Whaley answers a question.
GU Politics Fellow and event co-moderator Alvin Brown (left) and Dayton, OH mayor Nan Whaley (right).

 

Mayors Sly James of Kansas City, MO and Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC.
Mayors Sly James of Kansas City, MO (left) and Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC (right).

 

Georgetown Public Policy Student Association (GPPSA) President Jessica Clarke introduces the panel.
Georgetown Public Policy Student Association (GPPSA) President Jessica Clarke introduces the panel (left).

 

GPPSA President Jessica Clarke introduces the panel. Visible: former Jacksonville Mayor & Spring GU Politics Fellow Alvin Brown; mayor Nan Whaley (Dayton, OH); mayor Sly James (Kansas City, MO); and mayor Muriel Bowser (Washington, DC).
GPPSA President Jessica Clarke introduces the panel. Visible (left to right): former Jacksonville Mayor & Spring GU Politics Fellow Alvin Brown (moderator); mayor Nan Whaley (Dayton, OH); mayor Sly James (Kansas City, MO); and mayor Muriel Bowser (Washington, DC).

The event was moderated by former Jacksonville Mayor & Spring GU Politics Fellow, Alvin Brown, and Georgetown Public Policy Review Editor-in-Chief, Erin Mullally.

The panel included mayors Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC; Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, OK; Sly James of Kansas City, MO; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, OH.

 

The discussion focused on equitable economic development, and how the mayors have approached this issue in their respective cities.

The final topic was why students interested in public service should get involved at the local level instead of focusing on state or national politics.

Thanks to the Institute of Politics and Public Service, McCourt School of Public Policy, GPPSA, GPPR, McCourt Policy Innovation Lab, and the Baker Center for Leadership and Governance for sponsoring the event, with special thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors for helping to organize.

We had a blast today with Mayors Muriel Bowser, Mick Cornett, Sly James, and Nan Whaley! Thanks to Georgetown Public…

Posted by McCourt Policy Innovation Lab on Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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Join us this afternoon from 3 – 4:30pm at the Copley Formal Lounge for a discussion with mayors from across the country on creating equitable economic development.

GU Mayors event

The event will be moderated by former Jacksonville Mayor & Spring GU Politics Fellow, Alvin Brown, and Georgetown Public Policy Review Editor-in-Chief, Erin Mullally. The panel includes mayors Muriel Bowser- Washington, DC, Mick Cornett- Oklahoma City, OK, Sly James- Kansas City, MO, and Nan Whaley- Dayton, OH.

The event is sponsored by the Institute of Politics and Public Service, McCourt School of Public Policy, GPPSA, GPPR, McCourt Policy Innovation Lab, and the Baker Center for Leadership and Governance. Special thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors for helping to organize the event.

Tweet during the event using #GUMayors.