This week, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the selection committee for its fourth US Mayors Challenge. The Mayors Challenge will invest $17.5 million in American cities to test and implement innovative and shareable solutions that tackle today’s toughest problems. Over 320 cities have participated in the 2017 Challenge.
On this episode, Sheila and Sharon speak to Anne Emig of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Government Innovation about the initiative, the trends that have been spotted this year, and what’s next for the Mayors Challenge. We are also joined by Julie Rusk, Chief Civic Wellbeing Officer from past Mayors Challenge winning city, Santa Monica, California.
The Wellbeing Project has paid dividends for residents of Santa Monica and is now spreading to other cities as well. Julie will take us through the project and how its been supported by the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge and may be useful to your city.