Mayor Michael Nutter
Former Mayor of Philadelphia; Former President of the United States Conference of Mayors; Member, Board of Advisors of the African American Mayors Association
Michael A. Nutter served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 2008 through January 2016. During his tenure, Mayor Nutter championed the use of data and evidence and performance-based governance. He established strategic goals with measurable targets to drive the work of city agencies, launched PhillyStat, Philadelphia’s performance management system, and established Philadelphia’s open data policy in 2012, one of the first large cities to adopt such a policy. In 2015, he spearheaded the redesign of OpenDataPhilly, the city’s open data portal, increasing access to data sets including crime data, property assessments and campaign finance. In 2015, he also announced the implementation of the new Philly 311 customer service system enabling citizens to submit service requests, view city information and engage with local organizations by phone, the web, an app, social media or in person. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the African American Mayors Association, and is a former President of the United States Conference of Mayors.
As a Senior Fellow for Results for America, Mayor Nutter serves as a national spokesperson for this work and an advisor to mayors and other local government leaders through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative. He also provides advice and strategic support to participating cities, focusing on taking action and community engagement efforts.