The Honorable Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Honorable Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri
Erica Swanson, Head of Community Impact Programs, Google Fiber
With Alexis Madrigal
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is the popular, two-term Mayor of Utah’s Capital City. He was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 by a wide margin. A visible and highly regarded national leader among U.S. mayors, Mayor Becker currently serves as President of the National League of Cities and recently completed work as one of a small group of municipal leaders on the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Mayor Sly James was appointed to the Unites States Conference of Mayors Advisory Board on June 24, 2013, at the 81st Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,302 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.
Alexis Madrigal is the editor-in-chief at Fusion. He was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a staff writer at Wired. He’s the author of “Powering the Dream” and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley.
Erica Swanson is the Head of Community Impact Programs at Google Fiber.