I love Newark. I did not come to this city through the providence of birth. I chose Newark, and Newark, thank God, accepted me, embraced me and allowed me the greatest privilege of my life – to serve as mayor.More
Six years ago, Newark began to lead our state and inspire our nation in declaring that no matter how tough times get, those that need help must be given - not hand outs - but hand-ups. Using new and innovative ideas, our City and its residents continue to surpass expectations – one brick at a time, one hand-up at a time.
Kira Mcleod is a native of Newark who became frustrated when the management company of her private complex stopped handling the neighborhood’s trash pick-up. She reached out to Mayor Booker via Twitter and was amazed at his quick response and consistent follow up to solve this problem.More
Mayor Booker participated in his second Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) Sunday evening, answering questions on Newark's current economic status, the role of social media in government and his future political goals. Reddit's AMA's are an online forum designed to connect high profile individuals with large numbers of the general public.More
Mayor Booker spoke about a new "declaration of interdependence" at this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas last week. Named the "Speaker of the Event", Mayor Booker emphasized the need to find better tools to connect our leaders to their constituents at a time when voters feel distanced from their government.More