I am pleased to offer my congratulations to our mayor-elect, Toni Harp (‘78 MEnvD) and pledge on behalf of the Yale community to continue our strong relationship with the city under her leadership. The candidates ran a good race, focused on issues important to New Haven residents, and demonstrated their commitment to the city. We are fortunate that Justin Elicker (‘10 MBA, MEM) will continue to be involved in civic life in and for New Haven.
As a New Haven resident for over 30 years, I am grateful to John DeStefano for his vision and direction during an unprecedented term in City Hall. I am confident that our new mayor will be able to build on Mayor DeStefano’s legacy to make New Haven an even better place to live, work, and learn.