Stephanie A. Miner served as the mayor of Syracuse from 2010-18 and became known as one of America's most innovative mayors. She worked to transform Syracuse into a 21st century city. While in office, she turned around a nearly decade-long stalled school reconstruction project, streamlined the planning and permitting process, and witnessed more than $1.5 billion in new development across the city. She made fiscal reform and infrastructure signature issues and launched the Office of Innovation, working to implement novel solutions to historic challenges. As a former labor lawyer, she understands the intricacies of public union contracts and employee benefits. She has worked with leaders from across New York State to address the growing pension and health care crisis facing cities and how those decisions impact the ability of communities to invest in modern infrastructure, building cities of the future. Ms. Miner is currently an independent candidate for governor of New York State. She received her B.A. from Syracuse University and her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.