Cities of Service Mayors In Urge Peers to Support Impact Volunteering

By - JAN. 18, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg and twenty other mayors are urging their peers across the nation to implement the Cities of Service impact volunteering model and create or retain a Chief Service officer position in their administrations.

In a letter from Cities of Service, a bipartisan coalition of mayors working to engage citizens in addressing critical city needs through volunteering, Mayor Bloomberg joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in saying “Chief Service Officers elevate citizen service as a viable strategy for local government and the city at large. By leveraging the convening power and bully pulpit of the mayor’s office, they build partnerships and leverage assets from across the community that focus citizen service on our top priorities.”

The call from Cities of Service came just before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on which Mayor Bloomberg led more than 350 New Yorkers in school beautification and literacy projects to honor Martin Luther King Jr.s’ legacy.