As Americans and as mayors, we are committed to stand against all forms of hate and bigotry. We are united in our commitment to dignity, compassion and justice for all residents of our cities.

For nearly 43 years, every Congress has authorized, and each President of the United States has declared a period of time each year for the celebration of Jewish culture, history, and contributions to the United States. Originally designated “Jewish Heritage Week”, it was set each year as a week in April or May. In 2006, Congress passed a bipartisan resolution “calling on State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe” a full month in which American Jewish history is celebrated. Since then, every President has proclaimed the month of May to be Jewish American Heritage Month. We are determined to do our part in answering Congress’ call to local governments.

Antisemitism has been rising at an alarming rate in our country, and many of our cities have experienced an increase in antisemitic incidents. The resurgence of this ancient hatred is a threat not only to Jewish people but to all of us. As leaders of America’s cities, we must create the conditions that allow our communities to be safe, healthy, and vital. By bringing Jewish American Heritage Month to our cities, we offer hope and optimism through the celebration of the vibrant heritage of the Jewish Americans who have enriched our country and our communities for hundreds of years.

For all of these reasons, we, the undersigned, pledge to proclaim May 2023 to be Jewish American Heritage Month for our cities and to commemorate the occasion through events, measures and directives appropriate to our cities.

Steven Reed
Mayor of Montgomery, AL

Lioneld Jordan
Mayor of Fayetteville, AR

Frank D. Scott Jr.
Mayor of Little Rock, AR

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft
Mayor of Alameda, CA

Lili Bosse
Mayor of Beverly Hills, CA

Lily Mei
Mayor of Fremont, CA

Jerry Dyer
Mayor of Fresno, CA

Ray Jackson
Mayor of Hermosa Beach, CA

Michael M. Vargas
Mayor of Perris, CA

Todd Gloria
Mayor of San Diego, CA

Juan Gonzalez
Mayor of San Leandro, CA

Larry Klein
Mayor of Sunnyvale, CA

Sepi Shyne
Mayor of West Hollywood, CA

Martha Guerrero
Mayor of West Sacramento, CA

Michael B. Hancock
Mayor of Denver, CO

Adam A. Paul
Mayor of Lakewood, CO

Joe Ganim
Mayor of Bridgeport, CT

Benjamin G. Blake
Mayor of Milford, CT

Shari Cantor
Mayor of West Hartford, CT

Howard Weinberg
Mayor of Aventura, FL

Jeffrey Freimark
Mayor of Bal Harbour Village, FL

Scott Singer
Mayor of Boca Raton, FL

Josh Levy
Mayor of Hollywood, FL

Dan Gelber
Mayor of Miami Beach, FL

Buddy Dyer
Mayor of Orlando, FL

Geoffrey Jacobs
Mayor of Pembroke Park, FL

Frank C. Ortis
Mayor of Pembroke Pines, FL

Rex Hardin
Mayor of Pompano Beach, FL

Michael J. Ryan
Mayor of Sunrise, FL

Jane Castor
Mayor of Tampa, FL

Keith A. James
Mayor of West Palm Beach, FL

John Arthur Ernst Jr.
Mayor of Brookhaven, GA

Vince R. Williams
Mayor of Union City, GA

Brad M. Cavanagh
Mayor of Dubuque, IA

Deborah Frank Feinen
Mayor of Champaign, IL

Daniel Biss
Mayor of Evanston, IL

Rodney S. Craig
Mayor of Hanover Park, IL

Nancy Rodkin Rotering
Mayor of Highland Park, IL

William ‘Bill’ D. McLeod
Mayor of Hoffman Estates, IL

Kevin C. Richardson
Mayor of Lake Barrington, IL

Sangeetha Rayapati
Mayor of Moline, IL

Vicki Scaman
Mayor of Oak Park, IL

Thomas P. McNamara
Mayor of Rockford, IL

John D. Noak
Mayor of Romeoville, IL

Chad Jason Ashmore
Mayor of Sesser, IL

James Brainard
Mayor of Carmel, IN

James Mueller
Mayor of South Bend, IN

Craig Greenberg
Mayor of Louisville, K
Michael P. Cahill
Mayor of Beverly, MA

Carlo DeMaria Jr.
Mayor of Everett, MA

Jon Mitchell
Mayor of New Bedford, MA

Brandon M Scott
Mayor of Baltimore, MD

Michael O’Connor
Mayor of Frederick, MD

Jeffrey Z. Slavin
Mayor of Somerset, MD

Chris Barnett
Mayor of Orion, MI

Andy Schor
Mayor of Lansing, MI

Bryan K. Barnett
Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI

Michael C. Taylor
Mayor of Sterling Heights, MI

James R. Fouts
Mayor of Warren, MI

Elizabeth B. Kautz
Mayor of Burnsville, MN

James B. Hovland
Mayor of Edina, MN

Jacob Frey
Mayor of Minneapolis, MN

Brad Wiersum
Mayor of Minnetonka, MN

Quinton Lucas
Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Tishaura O. Jones
Mayor of St. Louis, MO

Vi Alexander Lyles
Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Elaine O’Neal
Mayor of Durham, NC

Nancy Vaughan
Mayor of Greensboro, NC

Mary-Ann Baldwin
Mayor of Raleigh, NC

C. ‘Sandy’ Saunders Roberson Jr.
Mayor of Rocky Mount, NC

John G. Ducey
Mayor of Brick Township, NJ

Jeffrey S. Martin
Mayor of Hamilton Township, NJ

Timothy C. McDonough
Mayor of Hope, NJ

Brian C. Wahler
Mayor of Piscataway, NJ

Mark Freda
Mayor of Princeton, NJ

Tim Keller
Mayor of Albuquerque, NM

Kenneth D. Miyagishima
Mayor of Las Cruces, NM

Alan Webber
Mayor of Santa Fe, NM

Michelle Romero
Mayor of Henderson, NV

Kathy M. Sheehan
Mayor of Albany, N
Malik Evans
Mayor of Rochester, N
Ben Walsh
Mayor of Syracuse, N
Thomas M. Roach
Mayor of White Plains, N
Dan Horrigan
Mayor of Akron, OH

Justin Bibb
Mayor of Cleveland, OH

Kahlil Seren
Mayor of Cleveland Heights, OH

Andrew J. Ginther
Mayor of Columbus, OH

Frank Whitfield
Mayor of Elyria, OH

Christina Muryn
Mayor of Findlay, OH

Sloan Spalding
Mayor of New Albany, OH

Joe Begeny
Mayor of Reynoldsburg, OH

William ‘Doug’ Franklin
Mayor of Warren, OH

David Holt
Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK

Melanie Kebler
Mayor of Bend, OR

Travis Stovall
Mayor of Gresham, OR

Heidi Lueb
Mayor of Tigard, OR

Matt Tuerk
Mayor of Allentown, PA

Salvatore ‘Sal’ J. Panto Jr.
Mayor of Easton, PA

Danene Sorace
Mayor of Lancaster, PA

Jim Kenney
Mayor of Philadelphia, PA

Ed Gainey
Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA

Paige G. Cognetti
Mayor of Scranton, PA

Brett P. Smiley
Mayor of Providence, RI

John J. Tecklenburg
Mayor of Charleston, SC

Daniel Rickenmann
Mayor of Columbia, SC

Mike Palazzolo
Mayor of Germantown, TN

Scott Conger
Mayor of Jackson, TN

Indya Kincannon
Mayor of Knoxville, TN

Jim Ross
Mayor of Arlington, TX

Kirk Watson
Mayor of Austin, TX

Eric Johnson
Mayor of Dallas, TX

Rachel L. Proctor
Mayor of DeSoto, TX

Mattie Parker
Mayor of Fort Worth, TX

Blake Margolis
Mayor of Rowlett, TX

Ron Nirenberg
Mayor of San Antonio, TX

Levar Stoney
Mayor of Richmond, VA

Nancy Backus
Mayor of Auburn, WA

Cassie Franklin
Mayor of Everett, WA

Mary Lou Pauly
Mayor of Issaquah, WA

Bruce Harrell
Mayor of Seattle, WA

Eric Genrich
Mayor of Green Bay, WI

John Martin Antaramian
Mayor of Kenosha, WI

Satya Rhodes-Conway
Mayor of Madison, WI

Cavalier Johnson
Mayor of Milwaukee, WI

Ryan Sorenson
Mayor of Sheboygan, WI

Mike Wiza
Mayor of Stevens Point, WI

Shawn N. Reilly
Mayor of Waukesha, WI

Katie Rosenberg
Mayor of Wausau, WI

Dennis McBride
Mayor of Wauwatosa, WI