Mayor Michael Nutter

  • Fall 2018

Michael Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.

As mayor, he managed the Philadelphia through the Great Depression, and the City's credit rating was upgraded to “A” by the three major credit agencies for the first time since the 1970s.

Mayor Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently launched Cities United, an initiative --  in affiliation with the National League of Cities -- dedicated to creating partnerships between cities, non-profits, and others to combat violence and crime among African-American men and boys.

Mayor Nutter is a past President of the United States Conference of Mayors as well as the Pennsylvania Municipal League, an organization that brings together municipal officials from across the Pennsylvania to advance policy initiatives. In January 2018, the Department of Homeland Security appointmented him to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He also serves on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Advisory Council.

While at the IOP, Mayor Nutter will remain the David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University.

Mayor Nutter is a political commentator for CNN and is a Senior Fellow and national spokesperson for the What Works Cities program through Bloomberg Philanthropies. He is a life-long Philadelphian from West Philadelphia and was educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mayor Nutter is married to his wife Lisa, and a proud parent to Christian and Olivia.