Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter

The Penn Club is proud to welcome Michael A. Nutter to discuss his new book, Mayor: The Best Job in Politics.

The Honorable Michael A Nutter served almost 15 years in the Philadelphia City Council before being elected the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia, taking office in January 2008. With the support of an experienced, professional staff, Mayor Nutter made significant progress on every pledge: homicides were at an almost 50 year low at the end of his tenure; high school graduation and college degree attainment rates increased significantly; Philadelphia added hundreds of miles in bike lanes and trails and launched the first low-income friendly bike share system in America, called Indego; and Philadelphia ‘s population grew every year since 2008, including the largest percentage of millennial population growth in the nation. He actively recruited businesses to set up shop in Philadelphia, both domestically and internationally with tax reforms, better business services and international trade missions. And, despite the damaging impact of the Great Recession, Philadelphia’s economy demonstrated significant growth — since January 2014, more than $11.5 billion of economic development projects have been completed, are under construction or announced. Mayor Nutter made a commitment to strong financial stewardship, vigorously managing the City through the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.

Since leaving office, a series of announcements were made demonstrating his continued commitment to public service and civic engagement including; an appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, Columbia University/SlPA announcement of his appointment as Professor and the Inaugural David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Policy, a political commentator for CNN and Senior Advisor and national spokesperson for the What Works Cities program, In February 2017, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice announced that Mayor Nutter would serve as a Non-Resident Senior Executive Fellow. Mayor Nutter maintains active involvement in critical areas of education, media, public policy, political campaigns, the corporate community and academic institutions across the country.

Reception: 6PM
Discussion with q&a and book signing: 6:30PM

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