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Mayors College

Mayor of Plano Texas at Mayor's College

Bringing together mayors from mid-sized to large cities across the U.S. with leading scholars in healthcare policy, urban sociology, and history, the Yale Mayors College is an intensive one-day, peer-driven roundtable, offering a highly interactive environment with case studies from participant and other leading global cities. Participants are joined by 150 global CEOs and policy figures for the linked Yale CEO Summit.

Mayors College Features

  • Interdisciplinary expert interaction with scholars from Yale, Harvard, etc.
  • Customized curriculum focusing on current issues in participant cities.
  • Peer-driven, candid, off-the-record discussion of current leadership challenges.
  • Recent participants have included mayors of cities including: Rochester Hills, MI; Albuquerque, NM; Gresham, OR; Columbia, SC; Carmel, IN; Hartford, CT; Buffalo, NY; Tulsa, OK; West Sacramento, CA; Spokane, WA; Louisville, KY; New Haven, CT; Edina, MN; Stillwater, OK; Burnsville, MN; Stamford, CT; Brownsville, TX; Findlay, OH; New Bedford, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; Knoxville, TN; Meriden, CT; Culver City, CA; Little Rock, AR; Anaheim, CA; Tacoma, WA; Madison, WI

Recent Mayors Colleges

View recent programs:


Yale Mayors College
If Mayors Ruled the World
101 Constitution |  March 14-15, 2023


Yale Mayors College
The World is Round: Thinking Global Acting Local or Thinking Local Acting Local? 
The Yale Club of New York |  June 7, 2022


VIRTUAL Yale Mayors College
The Ins and Outs of Infrastructure: Getting from Here to There 
ZOOM |  June 3, 2021


VIRTUAL Yale Mayors College
Economic Rejuvenation: Safely Bringing Communities out of Corona Caves
ZOOM |  June 3, 2020


Yale Mayors College
Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issues
Yale Club New York |  June 4, 2019


Yale Mayors College
The American Colossus:  The Best of Times and the Worst of Times?
Yale Club New York |  June 12, 2018


Yale Mayors College
Fortifying or Forgetting Forecasting:  Can We Ever Plan Accurately?
New York Public Library |  June 8, 2017


Yale Mayors College
The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: Delight and Despair over Disruption
New York Public Library  |  June 7, 2016


Yale Mayors College
Mayors as Entrepreneurs: Transforming City Hall
New York Stock Exchange  |  June 2, 2015


Yale Mayors College
Transforming with Transparency: Investing in Innovation amid Public Scrutiny
New York Stock Exchange  |  June  3, 2014