Mayor's Biography

Newton, MA Mayor Setti Warren worked as Special Assistant in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs for President Clinton, New England Director of FEMA, and Deputy State Director for Senator Kerry. He also worked with his family-owned business, Development and Training Associates, developing and implementing an award-winning internship program and adult training program in the private and public sectors. He completed a year-long tour of duty in Iraq as a Naval Intelligence Specialist before elected Mayor in 2009 and reelected in 2013.

Through sustainable approaches and data-driven decision-making, Newton’s capital reserves have increased from zero to over $18 million. The city also reduced its energy consumption by 26% since 2008, saving $2.5 million in energy costs annually. Mayor Warren’s administration has focused on transit-oriented development and smart growth, including a multi-use project at Austin Street in Newtonville, scheduled to break ground in 2017. In January 2016, the city received a AAA-Stable bond rating from both Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor’s in recognition of its strong budgetary performance and management.

Mayor Warren serves on the United States Conference of Mayors’ advisory board, chairing the Community Development and Housing Committee. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


    

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