Mayors 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: Mayor Ethan Berkowitz of Anchorage, AK; Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, KY; Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, PA; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, MD; Mayor Richard J. Berry of Albuquerque, NM; Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, KY; Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, TN; Mayor Virg Bernero of Lansing, MI; Mayor Javier Gonzales of Santa Fe, NM; Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo, NY; Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, TX; Mayor Tom Tait of Anaheim, CA; Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, OK; Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City; and Mayor Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas, NV.

Upcoming Mayors College

Yale Mayors College
New York Public Library |  June 5, 2019

Recent Mayors Colleges

View past events, agendas, participants and executive summaries from recent programs:


Yale Mayors College
The American Colossus:  The Best of Times and the Worst of Times?
New York Public Library |  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