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Michael Nutter
Sworn in for a second term in January 2012, Michael A. Nutter has set an aggressive agenda for America’s fifth largest city -- improving high school graduation and college attainment rates, strengthening community policing through Philly Rising, a unique partnership between vulnerable neighborhoods and the City, and continuing to implement the nationally recognized GreenWorks Philadelphia initiative that is helping to make the City of Philadelphia the greenest city in America. Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Nutter has been committed to public service since his youth in West Philadelphia. He served almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council, earning the reputation of a reformer, before his election as Mayor of Philadelphia. In June 2013, Mayor Nutter concluded his year-long tenure as President of the United States Conference of Mayors. In June 2014, Mayor Nutter was selected as the President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League

Entries by Michael Nutter

Three Myths Hurting Young Black Men and Boys

(36) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 10:17 AM

In America today, there are three myths, three fundamentally misguided beliefs that are hurting our young black men and boys -- bright young people that I have been fortunate to meet in my time as Mayor of Philadelphia. These myths chip away at the opportunities of these young men of...

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Mayors Challenge Finalist: Philadelphia (Video, Vote)

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Idea Summary: Philadelphia will put R&D into RFP, reforming our procurement processes to provide a path for creative entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to work with city government, tackling the toughest urban challenges. Click here to vote for this idea.

Historically the tendency of government was to think it...

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How Hospitality Helps Philadelphia

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Philadelphia's story is a tale of two cities. Its booming cultural, higher education, technology and medicine-related sectors attract families, empty nesters and college grads alike to our many neighborhoods. Yet -- like many American cities -- a significant subset of our population remains in poverty, lacking the skills needed to...

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Frederick Harris Attack Not Grounded in Reality

(32) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 6:25 PM

Last week, Professor Frederick Harris penned an op-ed in the Washington Post lampooning President Obama's commitment to the African American community and made the slanderous claim that we are "Still Waiting For The First Black President."

Harris' main thrust stems from a belief that the President has abandoned...

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