In each city, we partner with at least one elected/appointed official. These leaders have a vision for how their city can improve, and fellows work alongside them to make that vision a reality. Fellows can expect to work on impactful and intensive policy initiatives that achieve real change in their communities.
Read on for information about our 2019 elected official partners and recent policy initiatives.
2018 URBAN LEADERS FELLOWSHIP ELECTED OFFICIALS
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Wendy Tucker | Tennessee State Board of Ed
James Coleman | Colorado House of Representatives
David Grosso | DC City Council
Ethan Ashley | Orleans Parish School Board
Mary Ann Sullivan | Indianapolis Board of Ed
Lauren Arthur | Missouri State Senate
Matt Westmoreland | Atlanta City Council
David Silver | Oakland Mayor's Director of Ed
Dustin Marshall | Dallas Board of Ed
Our elected and appointed officials are still working on their policy agendas for the summer of 2019. Fellows work on a range of issues from education and economic development, to budget decisions, criminal justice reform, and much more. For more detailed information on previous policies our fellows have worked on in each city, click HERE.
The policies listed below are a representative sample of recent policy projects worked on by ULF fellows:
Creation of a strategic plan to support families through milestones leading up to pre-kindergarten
Development of programmatic and policy initiatives within The Oakland Promise, a comprehensive cradle-to-career initiative
Creation of a framework for opening, closing and relocating schools in Washington, D.C.
Development of an investment analysis tool for school districts to evaluate budget decisions
Implementation of plans for Colorado's economic development legislation: Pay For Success and Rural "Jumpstart" Economic Development