Bloomberg Announces New City Leadership Series for Global Mayors to Aid COVID-19 Economic and Social Recovery
NEW YORK, NY: Mike Bloomberg announced today a new set of supports for cities to aid COVID-19 as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID-19 Local Response Initiative. Speaking at the 11th convening of mayors hosted in partnership with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bloomberg informed cities that the new programing will focus on economic and social recovery and is open to mayors around the world.
The Leading Economic and Social Recovery Series will convene global city leaders monthly starting on June 18, 2020 and continue through the end of the year. The aim of the series is to help mayors and their senior leadership teams manage ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and build back better, with the sessions focusing on equitable recovery, building and maintaining resident trust, crisis budgeting and fiscal recovery, and supporting the city workforce during a period of profound change and uncertainty. Led by the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and featuring faculty from the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School, the sessions will include experts from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, who will provide the latest evidence-based guidance as the pandemic evolves.
The Leading Economic and Social Recovery Series is open to sitting mayors from all cities of any size, domestically and internationally, including current participants in the Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID-19 Local Response Initiative. Cities interested in joining the new sessions should email CoronavirusResponse@bloomberg.org to reserve a spot.
“The actions mayors have taken — with little help from Washington — have saved thousands of lives in cities and towns across the country,” said Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and three-term mayor of New York City. “As we enter this new phase, we’re going to make sure they continue to have the best data and information available, untainted by politics. And we’ll support them as they develop and implement re-opening plans that focus on both economic recovery and public health. Their leadership will remain critical to moving our country forward responsibly.”
Bloomberg was joined at the 11th virtual mayors convening by Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow; Professor Jorrit de Jong, Faculty Director, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative; Harvard Kennedy School professor Juliette Kayyem; Harvard Business School professor Dutch Leonard; and Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative...