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Office of Mayor Kate Gallego​

 

 

Watch Inauguration Video200https://www.phoenix.gov/mayorsite/MediaAssets/Mayor_KG_01.jpgWatch Inauguration Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOjTGKVNMXEhttps://www.phoenix.gov/mayorsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=200Mayor Kate Gallego was sworn in on Thursday, March 21. Watch the ceremony recording on YouTube.Mayor Kate Gallego was sworn in on Thursday, March 21. Watch the ceremony recording on YouTube.0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A673BFB521346D4B90EA92234F75A711Image
Mayor Signs First Proclamation201https://www.phoenix.gov/mayorsite/MediaAssets/S219_Mayor_signing.jpgMayor Signs First Proclamation#https://www.phoenix.gov/mayorsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=201On her first full day in office, Mayor Gallego signed her first proclamation: a Mayor's Compact to combat hate, extremism and bigotry.On her first full day in office, Mayor Gallego signed her first proclamation: a Mayor's Compact to combat hate, extremism and bigotry.0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A673BFB521346D4B90EA92234F75A711Image



 

 

2019 Marked a Banner Year for Transportation Growth in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/753Mayor's Office12/31/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/753/s.jpg2019 Marked a Banner Year for Transportation Growth in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass72A06D01EED24AA7BA1AE9881223DDDB"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Since my first d</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ay in office, I have been a fierce champion for the continued expansion of Phoenix's public transportation infrastructure. Investing in Phoenix's transit system means that the thousands of workers, students, and families who utilize it everyday will have expanded access and new opportunities.</span></p> <p>Phoenicians want a multimodal city that is connected across all of our many communities. 2019 brought many positive changes in our city's transportation system including a renewed push for expanded light rail, historic road paving numbers, the opening of a new freeway, and continued infrastructure investment from Transportation 2050. </p> <p>The 22-mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway opened in December with 40 bridges, 15 interchanges, a 6-mile shared use path, and a pedestrian bridge. Our Streets Department paved more road miles this year than ever before. 50 new lighted HAWK crosswalks were installed throughout the city, creating a safer, more walkable streetscape for pedestrians. </p> <p>Phoenix light rail's continued growth remains a crucial part of our city's success. With more than $11 billion dollars of economic development along the light rail, there is no doubt that the light rail creates immense opportunity for both our city and our residents. Voters recognized this when they voted for a fourth time to continue light rail's expansion in our city. </p> <p>Phoenix is the fifth-largest and fastest growing city in the nation, and our robust transportation system will continue to expand to meet this growth. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
City of Phoenix 2019 Milestoneshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/755Mayor's Office12/31/2019 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/755/GettyImages-1138165502-1daa3ff05ff54d2dadb274ae52c27f14.jpgCity of Phoenix 2019 Milestones<div class="ExternalClass262E098BA60745A7822FA314FEE76BF2"><html> <div> 2019 marked a year of continued growth for the nation's fifth largest city. Phoenix brought Mamava nursing pods to Sky Harbor Airport and the Convention Center, making Phoenix a more family-friendly city. In November, the City began the All Fines Forgiven program at all 17 city libraries—removing barriers for those who have avoided our libraries for fear of fines and overdue books. Here are a few other highlights of the many noteworthy accomplishments from 2019: </div> <ul> <li>Over 50 new lighted HAWK crosswalks have been installed across the city.</li> <li>The metro area added more than 68,000 new jobs this year, up 3.2% from 2018. </li> <li>The city's streets department paved more street miles than ever before as part of Transportation 2050 upgrades. </li> <li>Council voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 for all year-round part-time and full-time city employees, benefiting almost 700 city employees. </li> <li>Phoenix opened its first new fire station in a decade with Fire Station 55 in North Phoenix.</li> <li>Downtown Phoenix received their long-awaited grocery store with the opening of the new Fry's at Block 23.  </li> <li>Sky Harbor Airport was voted the number one airport in the nation by the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, the airport added three new non-stop international flights this year. </li> <li>Creighton University broke ground on the city's second medical school and UofA College of Medicine-Phoenix expanded their M.D. program to 100 students.</li> <li>Phoenix was ranked the 9th best city in the nation for starting a business. </li> <li>Phoenix public libraries have all re-opened for Sunday hours for the first time in a decade. </li> <li>Phoenix is now the largest city in the nation led by a mom-majority council. </li> <li>The City of Phoenix converted all of our city streetlights to LED, saving taxpayers millions of dollars per year. </li> <li>Phoenix currently has the third highest small business wage growth in the country.​</li></ul></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
The City of Phoenix Outlaws Dark Money in City Electionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/752Mayor's Office12/20/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/752/80093560_2637610713002113_7360656201027158016_n (2).jpgThe City of Phoenix Outlaws Dark Money in City Elections<div class="ExternalClass52694E71A63D4872A56DAEB8C1CDEF00"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>In November 2018, Phoenix voters said 'enough is enough' when it comes to dark money in city elections. More than 85 percent of voters chose to amend our city's charter to give residents a clear understanding of who is spending money in our elections. Since receiving approval of the ordinance from the Governor in July 2019, the city has been working with other municipalities and organizations to strengthen the amendment and close loopholes. With an affirmative vote by the Council in December, the measure will now be in effect for the 2020 election cycle. This change should usher in more positive, fact-based elections in the city of Phoenix. Voters asked for this type of transparency and we've delivered on that promise.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Phoenix Receives Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality Index https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/754Mayor's Office11/19/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/754/75513516_2566050330158152_128025042289164288_n.jpgPhoenix Receives Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality Index <div class="ExternalClass75C6B7AEF9E74519ABEDFC05B313BACB"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">On Tuesday, November 19, the city of Phoenix announced that it  received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Municipal Equality Index. This marks the seventh year in a row that Phoenix has achieved a perfect score for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies. Mayor Gallego, Vice Mayor Guardado, and Councilwomen Stark and Pastor celebrated the announcement with LGBTQ advocates and partners at the one n ten Youth Center.</span></p> <p>HRC uses the Municipal Equality Index score to examine how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are for the LGBTQ community who live and work in each city. </p> <p>Members and allies of the LGBTQ community have had much to celebrate in 2019, with many milestones to reflect upon how far we have come, as well as stark reminders that this community's rights and freedoms still require vigilant protection.</p> <p>Phoenix's perfect score is a testament to the values and principles that make the City of Phoenix a welcoming place to live, work, and play. Cities must continue to be the guardians of LGBTQ protections until state and federal anti-discrimination laws are expanded to defend all LGBTQ individuals.</p> <p>This score is another example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our community's wonderful diversity. We will continue to work to make Phoenix an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Mayor Gallego Joins Ironwood Elementary School for Walk To School Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/538Mayor's Office10/2/2019 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/538/Mayor Gallego with Ironwood Elementary Kids.jpgMayor Gallego Joins Ironwood Elementary School for Walk To School Day<div class="ExternalClass6FF5B388F1574659AE9600941D56FFB7"><html> <p>​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="4"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">October 2 Event Promotes Safety for Students Walking or Biking to School</font> </font> </font> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="4"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"></font> </font> </font> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">PHOENIX </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">– </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">Ironwood Elementary School in Phoenix joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day today. Mayor Kate Gallego walked with the students and shared </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">a safety message at this year’s event.</font> </font> </p> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"></font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;">Festivities kicked off at 7:30 a.m. at Acoma Park with Ironwood Elementary students, parents, teachers and community leaders walking to the school in a procession led by the Greenway High School Marching Band. When the students arrived at the school, they gathered at the basketball court where the celebration continued.</p> </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"></font> </font> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">"Safe </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">and </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">healthy habits can begin at any age," Mayor Kate Gallego said. "By </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">encouraging physical activity and safety in a fun and engaging way, we hope to make an enduring difference in our community and in the lives of our youngest residents</font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">."</font> </font> </p> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"></font> </font> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">"This event is one </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">of 26 safety-focused Walk to School Day events the Street Transportation school safety team will be presenting at schools between September and November</font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">," </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">District 1 Councilwoman Thelda Williams said</font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">. "We are grateful for the support of public safety perso</font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">nnel </font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri">and school officials who help make these events informative and fun."</font> </font> </p> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"></font> </font> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <font style="box-sizing:border-box;" size="3" face="Calibri,Calibri"> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;">Phoenix has celebrated Walk to School Day for 19 years, holding its first event in 2000. Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as pedestrian safety while also encouraging increased physical activity among children. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:14px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif !important;font-size:16px !important;line-height:18px !important;">The event was organized by Washington School District, Ironwood Elementary, Maricopa County Public Health and the city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department with support from the Phoenix Police Department and Phoenix Fire Department.</p> </font> </font>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office


Get to Know Mayor Gallego 

Mayor Kate Gallego has spent her career working to find solutions to complex problems. Prior to being elected as Mayor, she served for five years as the City Councilwoman for District 8, a large district covering much of South Phoenix. Her record of proven results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix's citywide transportation plan through 2050 and working to ensure equal pay for equal work. 

Mayor Gallego Official HeadshotWhile on the council, Mayor Gallego helped make Phoenix a leader in job creation and worked with police and firefighters to improve public safety and make neighborhoods more secure.

In March 2019, Mayor Gallego became the second elected female Mayor in Phoenix history and the youngest big-city Mayor in the United States. Mayor Gallego is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone, including her two-year-old son, Michael, and she led the effort to partner with AARP to make Phoenix a city where seniors can thrive. She believes everyone should have access to cutting edge medical care and has led on expanding Phoenix's biomedical campus. Mayor Gallego is working to grow the city's economy, create jobs, and stand up for the city's core values.

Prior to being elected Mayor to the city that she loves, Mayor Gallego worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for the utility company, Salt River Project. She worked to attract new companies and jobs to Phoenix. Mayor Gallego graduated from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.