WHO:        Mayor Michael A. Nutter

                   Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Other winning cities’ mayors

WHAT:      Philadelphia has been selected as one of five winners of Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative and replicable ideas that solve major challenges and improve city. Further details are available here:


Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Michael Nutter will participate in a special conference call. You will be able to email questions to The call details are as follows:


Dial-in number: United States: +1 (800) 288-8961




WHEN:      Wednesday, March 13, 2013            10:00am              TODAY

enerate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. Mayors of U.S. cities with 30,000 residents or more were eligible to compete, with 305 cities representing 45 states submitting applications last September. Providence was awarded the $5 million grand prize, while Chicago, Houston, and Santa Monica were also awarded $1 million prizes. To learn more about the Mayors Challenge, visit



The Mayors Challenge is the latest initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Project, which aims to spread proven and promising ideas among cities. Other Mayors Project investments include Cities of Service, Innovation Delivery Teams, and Financial Empowerment Centers.


About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies is on a mission to improve and lengthen lives. We focus on five key areas to create lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation, which includes the Mayors Challenge, and Arts & Culture. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2012, $360 million was distributed. For more information, please visit


For more information on Bloomberg Philanthropies, media should contact Meghan Womack,

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