Mayor Lovely Warren was sworn in as Mayor of Rochester, New York on January 1, 2014, making her the city’s first female and youngest mayor in modern times. In 2017, she was re-elected to a second, four-year term. Mayor Warren’s progressive agenda is centered on job creation, safer/more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for Rochester’s residents.
Mayor Warren has dedicated her second term to addressing income and social inequality in Rochester, including more affordable housing, breaking down transportation barriers, closing the skills gap, rebuilding police-community relations, and supporting living wages. During her first term, she re-organized the police department into a 5-section community-policing model, established job creating projects like the Market Driven Community Co-operative initiative, and reaffirmed Rochester's status as a sanctuary city. She continues to fight for increased environmental protections and by standing up for Rochester's interests in Albany and Washington, DC.