Mayors Pete Buttigieg of South Bend; Nan Whaley of Dayton; John Giles of Mesa; and Toni Harp of New Haven Are Featured Speakers at Urban Transformation Forum

Wednesday, April 18 | 6:00 pm | Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y.

Washington, DC – In the face of uncertain and vacillating support from the federal government, mayors across the country continue to be on the frontlines finding innovative solutions to the toughest issues facing American cities today.  On Wednesday, April 18, a bipartisan group of mayors will participate in the Urban Transformation Forum hosted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the NYU Wagner Graduate School for Public Service and the David Bohnett Foundation. They will discuss how they are changing their respective cities by bringing forth bold and inventive ideas that tackle issues such as immigration, the opioid crisis, automation and other challenges.

The event is free and open to the public.  Speakers include Mayor John Giles (Mesa, AZ); Mayor Nan Whaley (Dayton, OH); Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN); and Mayor Toni Harp (New Haven, CT). The moderator will be Eleanor RandolphNew York Times Contributing Writer and Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Note to reporters, producers, editors and hosts: for more information on interview opportunities, please contact Sara Durr at 202-215-1811 or by e-mail at [email protected].


Urban Transformation Forum: Mayors Changing Cities


  • Mesa Mayor John Giles
  • Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • New Haven Mayor Toni Harp
  • Tom Cochran, USCM CEO & Executive Director

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y. 10012

RSVP: RSVP is required: Register here.