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Meet the Mayor

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute in August 2020 launched a series of virtual conversations called “Meet the Mayor.” In this series, Institute Director John Shaw hosts discussions with mayors from different Illinois communities. They talk about the mayors' careers and the challenges and opportunities civic leaders and their constituents are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up to get emails from us, and we'll notify you of upcoming events.

Past Events

Cathy Adduci – Mayor of River Forest – August 2, 2022

Robert Eastern III – Mayor of East St. Louis – April 28, 2022

Daniel Biss – Mayor of Evanston – December 6, 2021

Mboka Mwilambwe – Mayor of Bloomington – October 1, 2021

Will Stephens – Mayor of Murphysboro – July 13, 2021

Julie Moore Wolfe – Mayor of Decatur – May 12, 2021

Jim Ardis – Mayor of Peoria – February 9, 2021

Chastity Wells-Armstrong – Mayor of Kankakee – December 9, 2020

Mike Absher – Mayor of Marion – October 14, 2021

Leon Rockingham Jr. – Mayor of North Chicago and president of Illinois Municipal League – September 9, 2020