Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone began his sixth term on January 6, 2014, making him the longest-serving Mayor in the City’s history. He had previously served for eight years as an Alderman at Large. He earned his B.A. from Boston College in 1990, and a J.D. from New England School of Law in 1994.
As Mayor, he has successfully implemented a wide range of reforms and new programs that have made Somerville a national and international leader in innovation, gaining recognition for programs and policies such as: Shape Up Somerville; the Somerville Happiness Survey; the City’s Stat model and 311 constituent service center; and Urban Agriculture Initiative, among others.
For these programs, Somerville has earned distinctions by regional and national organizations, including the designation by Boston Globe Magazine as “the best-run city in Massachusetts,” by America's Promise Alliance as one of the "100 Best Communities for Youth," by walkscore.com as one of the most walkable and bikeable communities in the nation, and a winner of the "All America City" competition in 2009 and 2015.
Mayor Curtatone currently lives with his wife Nancy and his sons Cosmo, Joseph, Patrick and James in the Ten Hills neighborhood of Somerville.