Bloomberg Harvard Leadership program selects Costa Mesa mayor

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Mayor Katrina Foley has been selected as one of 40 mayors nationwide to participate in the prestigious Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - eTradeWire -- "Our local businesses are struggling right now. We need to do whatever we can to help them through these difficult times. I'm honored to participate with this amazing team of professionals to guide us and allow us to move quickly once we are able into a recovery period. I'm grateful for the dedication of experts and leaders who will help us get out of this crisis with a safety-first approach."

Mayor Katrina Foley

All selected mayors will attend immersive, online classes taught by faculty from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School, as well as other renowned management experts from across the Bloomberg Philanthropies network.

The program is designed to equip mayors with the leadership and management tools to tackle complex challenges in their cities and improve the quality of life of their residents.

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The City of Costa Mesa is proud to have Mayor Katrina Foley selected for this outstanding opportunity.

The mayors will attend immersive, online classes taught by faculty from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School, as well as other renowned management experts from across the Bloomberg Philanthropies network.

"We launched this program four years ago because mayors have the power to make the biggest changes in America – and with cities leading the way in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, their jobs have never been more important," Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and former three-term mayor of New York City stated in a press release announcing the newly selected class.

"This year's class was chosen because they all believe in finding creative solutions to improve people's lives, and we're looking forward to helping them and their teams respond to this crisis – and make their cities stronger, better, and more equitable for years to come."

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Virtual Session Topics include advancing recovery – from budget decision-making in a time of severe economic challenge and managing a remote workforce to advancing equity and leading civic and resident engagement.

Mayors will also receive additional supports for their cities and senior teams, such as training on using data to confront the economic consequences of the pandemic head-on, workshops on public communication, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

Other California mayors chosen include Christopher Cabaldon, West Sacramento; Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Union City; Joe Goethals, San Mateo; Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, National City; Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento; and Lori Wilson, Suisun City Mayor.

To learn more about Mayor Katrina Foley, go to http://katrinafoley.com.

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