Managing Director , Mayors Innovation Project
Satya Rhodes-Conway is the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project and a senior associate at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS). She works with cities across the country to implement innovative policy that promotes environmental and economic sustainability and builds strong, democratically accountable communities. She has researched and written extensively about local policy that promotes sustainability, equity and democracy.
Satya served three terms on Madison’s City Council, giving her a practical perspective on local government and policy. Before coming to COWS, she analyzed state endangered species programs for Defenders of Wildlife, researched and wrote about progressive environmental policy at the State Environmental Resource Center, and taught undergraduate biology and ecology. She has degrees from Smith College and the University of California – Irvine.