Former Minneapolis Mayor
Betsy Hodges was the 47th mayor of Minneapolis. Mayor Hodges currently serves as an advisor to cities and mayors to support progressive policy and improve equitable outcomes for people of color. She is a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity (AFRE) and recently served as a Residential Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. She is a senior Advisor to the Mayors Innovation Project and Cities United, serves on the Kauffman Foundation’s Mayor’s Council, and is on the Board of Advisors for the African American Mayors Association. She has written about politics and race for the New York Times, CNN, and the Huffington Post. Mayor Hodges is married to Gary Cunningham, President and CEO of Prosperity Now. They live in Washington, DC with their two cats. You can find her on Twitter at @BetsyHodges, where more than one member of the cast of Star Trek: Discovery follows her.