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Meet the Mayor

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has launched a new series of virtual conversations called “Meet the Mayor.” In this series, Institute Director John Shaw will host a conversation with a mayor from a different Illinois community. They will discuss the mayor’s career and the challenges and opportunities civic leaders face during this time of tumultuous change.

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Upcoming Events

A Conversation with Julie Moore Wolfe, mayor of Decatur
2:00 p.m. CT Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Register for Meet the Mayor conversation with Julie Moore Wolfe, mayor of Decatur 

Past Events

Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria
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Chastity Wells-Armstrong, mayor of Kankakee
Watch the conversation



Mike Absher, mayor of Marion
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Leon Rockingham Jr., mayor of North Chicago and president of Illinois Municipal League
Watch the conversation