Arrigo to Attend Harvard IOP

November 26, 2015
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Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo will join other newly elected mayors from across the country at the Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors.

Newly elected mayors from large cities will gather Dec. 8-11 for the IOP’s conference on exercising leadership in City Hall and addressing legislative and policy challenges.  The program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, has hosted hundreds of current and former mayors since its inception in 1975.

“I am pleased to participate in this program, which has helped prepare new mayors for effective leadership for more than four decades,” said Mayor-Elect Arrigo. “My administration will be dedicated to delivering professional, accountable, transparent government for Revere’s residents. Learning about best management practices from colleagues around the country will help prepare me to deliver on this promise.”

 “We gladly welcome newly elected U.S. mayors to Harvard,” said Christian Flynn, Harvard IOP Director of Conferences and Special Projects.  “Our seminar provides an opportunity for new city leaders to gain critical guidance from experts, practitioners and each other.”

The 21st biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors features a diverse group of policy and political experts.  The seminar begins Tuesday, December 8, concluding Friday, December 11 at the IOP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  The newly elected U.S. mayors will participate in a variety of sessions led by current and former U.S. mayors, academics, policy analysts and practitioners.  Topics will include Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, Policing and Public Safety, Communicating in Real-Time During a Crisis as well as workshops on transitioning from the campaign to City Hall, finance and administration, economic development and competitiveness, the tech and data-driven city and attracting the Millennial generation to cities.

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