Menino Survey of Mayors

The Menino Survey was initiated in 2014 by the Boston University Initiative on Cities, co-founded by the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Now in its eighth year, the Menino Survey is based on live interviews with mayors on their pressing challenges, priorities, and expectations for the future. It continues in 2021 with the support of Citi and The Rockefeller Foundation.


2021 Menino Survey

The 2021 Menino Survey of Mayors details insights and perspectives shared by a representative sample of 126 mayors leading U.S. cities with populations of more than 75,000 residents. The 2021 Survey explores mayoral views on COVID-19 recovery, equity and small business, closing the racial wealth gap, and housing and homelessness.

2020 Menino Survey

The 2020 Menino Survey of Mayors, based on interviews with 130 sitting mayors from 38 states, explored mayoral views on Covid-19 recovery and implications, policing and protests, parks and greenspace, and the Census.

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