On The Frontlines of COVID-19 with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

April 28, 2020 - (2 min read)

Across the country, mayors are stepping up and making tough decisions during the coronavirus pandemic to protect the health and welfare of their residents in cities, towns and villages.

From being some of the first leaders to issue stay at home orders, to supporting small businesses in their communities with grants and loans and protecting their most vulnerable residents.

NLC in partnership with IGNITE Cities launched On the Frontlines: Conversations with Mayors.

This project aims to raise the voice of mayors and showcase how they are responding to the novel coronavirus in their communities. From Miami to Dayton, mayors are working with their council members and other leaders in their city to adopt and implement strategies and best practices to combat COVID-19.

In our first installment video, hear from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on how she is slowing the spread in her city.



About the Author: Melissa Williams is a communications and marketing manager at NLC. She supports NLC’s membership and partnership teams.




About Our Partner: IGNITE is a global consulting practice designed to develop, engage and ignite relationships with Mayors, CIOs and global technology firms. The objective is to architect a connected city by placing people at the center of our purpose. IGNITE has refocused the connected city space and developed a smart framework that can scale, replicate and become profitable. The result creates a visible impact that is measured by PEOPLE through citizen engagement, transformed infrastructure and improved city services.