Joe Curtatone served as mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts from 2004 to 2022. Under his leadership, the city added public transportation, improved education, championed immigration, lowered crime, attracted business and development, and won the prestigious All-America City award twice in five years. Born and raised in Somerville in a family of first-generation Italians, Curtatone earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, his law degree from New England Law, and his Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

He is currently a senior fellow at the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University and president of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, where he oversees the growth and development of a green and equitable economy for the region.

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