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2023 State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Jon Mitchell
May 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Please note: Registration for this event is required. Registration closes Wednesday, April 26th at 4 p.m.
First elected in 2011, Jon Mitchell is New Bedford’s thirty-eighth mayor.
Mayor Mitchell has moved aggressively to re-establish New Bedford as one of the leading cities in the Northeast. Under Mayor Mitchell’s leadership the City has achieved both the highest bond rating and highest high school graduate rate in its history, lowered crime by over thirty percent, secured hundreds of millions of dollars in new port investments, and positioned itself to become the leader in the emerging offshore wind industry.
Prior to running for office, Mayor Mitchell was an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, having previously served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. in the Attorney General’s Honor Program.
The product of local public schools, the Mayor graduated from Harvard College and the George Washington Law School. He also served six years in the Army National Guard. He is married to Ann Partridge, a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a breast oncologist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. They are the proud parents of three daughters: Grace, Natalie, and Lauren, all New Bedford High School Whalers.