Joseph A. Curtatone MC/MPA 2011
Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Fellow
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Curtatone is the mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts. He has successfully implemented a wide range of reforms and new programs that have earned Somerville the designation, by Boston Globe Magazine, as “the best-run city in Massachusetts,” the America's Promise Alliance recognition as one of the "100 Best Communities for Youth," and the 2009 "All America City" award. Curtatone established a policy advisory commission to develop a comprehensive reform agenda for the Somerville police and created neighborhood impact teams that combine fire, health, and building inspectors to improve the health, safety, and appearance of Somerville’s businesses and neighborhoods. After inheriting a government in fiscal crisis, he has stabilized city finances and begun a restoration of lost city services. His success in Somerville earned him the presidency of the Massachusetts Mayor’s Association, a position on the board of directors for the National League of Cities, and as a member of the Metropolitan Mayors Association. VIEW FULL BIO