After serving almost 15 years in the Philadelphia City Council, Michael A. Nutter was elected the 98th Mayor of his hometown in November 2007 and took office in January 2008. In affiliation with the National League of Cities, Mayor Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu launched Cities United, an initiative aimed at creating partnerships between cities, non-profits, and other stake holders to combat violence and crime among African-American men and boys. In June 2013, Mayor Nutter concluded his tenure as President of the United States Conference of Mayors. Since leaving public service on January 4, 2016, Mayor Nutter has remained active in public policy, government, and civic life. Since leaving office, a series of announcements were made demonstrating his continued commitment to public service and civic engagement. In January, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security announced that Mayor Nutter accepted a 2 year appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Also in January, Columbia University/SlPA announced his appointment as a Professor, and in March, the Board of Trustees voted to appoint him as the Inaugural David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Policy. In December 2016, Code for America announced that Mayor Nutter became a Board member, NOVELE, an energy renewables company, announced he became an Advisor, and Mayor Nutter began to serve as Chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Equity Advisory Council. On January 3, 2017, Mayor Nutter became an Independent Director and Board member of the new publicly traded company, Conduent Corporation, the spin-off firm from Xerox Corporation. Mayor Nutter is a life-long Philadelphian, born and raised in West Philadelphia and educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been dedicated to public service since his youth. Mayor Nutter is happily married to his wife Lisa, and a proud parent to Christian and Olivia.