Lovely Warren

Mayor

Rochester, New York

Biography

Mayor Lovely Ann Warren is Rochester’s first female and second African-American mayor. She is also Rochester’s youngest mayor in modern times.

She is currently serving her second four-year term, having been re-elected in 2017. Her administration continues to focus on job creation, fostering safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and improving educational opportunities for Rochester’s residents. To that agenda, she brings a demonstrated ability to forge partnerships among the public, private, non-profit, academic, citizen and neighborhood sectors.

The daughter of an immigrant and granddaughter of a sharecropper, Mayor Warren proudly continues Rochester’s legacy as a leader in human and civil rights.

Prior to becoming mayor, she was a Rochester City Council member from 2007 to 2013, and was elected as City Council president in 2010 — the youngest person in Rochester history to hold that position.

Mayor Warren has a bachelor’s degree from John Jay College and Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. She was admitted to the practice of law in 2004.
She is a member of the African-American Mayors Association board of trustees, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National League of Cities Youth Education and Families Committee. She is married and the mother of a young daughter.

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