Our Principal, Douglas H. Palmer, was the Mayor of Trenton for 20 years and worked tirelessly as both the mayor and the President of the United States Conference of Mayors to improve and enhance the position of cities and the communities within them.
Through economic development, community involvement, business, government and non-profit partnerships, Mayor Palmer worked to support the cities in the USA. Gathering best practices and making sure they were effectively distilled and disseminated through the participating cities and regional government organizations.


Testifying before congressional committees on behalf of the US Conference of Mayors and lobbying both houses of congress for legislation to assist in creating balance and supporting economic growth and self-sufficiency for cities, were all part of Mayor Palmer's activities and passion.