Michael A. Nutter
Michael A. Nutter
Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia

After serving on the Philadelphia City Council, Michael A. Nutter became Philadelphia mayor in 2008. 

By the end of his tenure, homicides were at an almost 50-year low at the end of his tenure, high school graduation and college degree attainment rates increased, Philadelphia added hundreds of miles of bike lanes and trails and launched the first low-income-friendly bike share system in America, and Philadelphia’s population grew every year. He recruited businesses to set up shop in Philadelphia. And despite the impact of the Great Recession, Philadelphia’s economy demonstrated significant growth. Since 2014, more than $11.5 billion of economic development projects have been completed, are under construction, or have been announced.

In 2013, the Philadelphia City Council passed Nutter’s Actual Value Initiative, the city’s first property assessment system overhaul.

In affiliation with the National League of Cities, Nutter and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu launched Cities United. He has also served on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Advisory Council.

Nutter is former president of the United States Conference of Mayors and of the Pennsylvania Municipal League.

In 2011, Esquire named Nutter to its Americans of the Year list, and in 2014, he was named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. 

Since leaving public service in 2016, Nutter has remained active in public policy, government, and civic life. Most recently, he was appointed to the board of Exelon PECO Energy Company. In 2022, the US Treasury Department appointed him to chair the inaugural Formal Advisory Committee on Racial Equity.

Nutter maintains active involvement in critical areas of education, media, public policy, political campaigns, the corporate community, and academic institutions across the country. He is a lifelong Philadelphian and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.