Formed in May 2003, the Mayors’ Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) is a national network of senior municipal staff who are working with mayors of the nation’s 75 largest cities on key issues related to improving educational outcomes for children and youth.

Mayors are increasingly using their influence and access to city resources to strengthen and support public schools. EPAN enables senior mayoral advisors and municipal staff to share information, insights, and lessons learned regarding strategies that cities have employed to improve educational outcomes alongside their local public schools. EPAN is made possible by support from The Wallace Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Ford Foundation.

The network is open to mayoral education policy advisors or mayor’s office staff in the nation’s 75 largest cities. Benefits include access to the online community to engage peers from across the country and access to resources from the YEF Institute including timely reports, briefs and webinars.