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Mayor Christopher Taylor

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Mayor Taylor has served as Mayor since November 2014, after serving three terms on Ann Arbor City Council.  

Mayor Taylor believes that local government's mission is to improve basic services and enhance quality of life. During his tenure, Ann Arbor has worked to accelerate road maintenance, modernize drinking water infrastructure, expand storm water detention, beautify parks and natural areas, and deploy unrelentingly professional police and fire services. Beyond this focus on the fundamentals, Mayor Taylor has led initiatives to promote non-motorized transportation; develop an unarmed public safety response program, utilize municipal land for 1000+ units of new, permanent affordable housing; and develop the funding, staffing, and political will necessary to establish and achieve a goal of community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030.  

Professionally, Mayor Taylor is an attorney. He is a partner at the Ann Arbor law firm of Hooper Hathaway, where his practice focuses on estate planning and small business representation. 

Mayor Taylor has earned four degrees from the University of Michigan. During his years at the University of Michigan, Mayor Taylor served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review and as president of the Inter-Cooperative Council, a 550-member housing cooperative.   

Mayor Taylor has lived in Ann Arbor for over 30 years.  He is married to an Ann Arbor native, Eva Rosenwald. They have two college-age children.

​​​​​email: [email protected]

Mayoral Proclamations​

2023 March is Social Work Month​ (PDF)

2023 Gun Violence Survivors Week​ (PDF)

2023 Groundcover News Vendor Appreciation (PDF)

2023 UM Creative Campus Voting Project ​(PDF)

2022 Celebrating Martin Bandyke ​(PDF)

2022 Celebrating Coach Sandy Sanders ​(PDF)

2022 Nurse Practitioner's Week ​(PDF)

2022 Support Latino Business Day​ (PDF)

2022 September 17 through 23 is Constitution Week (PDF)

2022 September is Recovery Month​ (PDF)

2022 Celebrating Dr. Lee W. Jones​ (PDF)

2022 Alpha Beta 100th Anniversary  (PDF)

2022 August 20 Celebrating 50 Years of Project Grow (PDF)​

2022 June 9 Celebrating the Crawford Lodge and Daisy Chain Temple ​(PDF)

2022 June as LGBTQ Pride Month (PDF)

2022 June 3 as Gun Violence Awareness Day ​(PDF)

2022 Jennifer Fike, Service Recognition ​(PDF)

2022 Arbor Day ​(PDF)

2022 April is National Arab American Heritage Month (PDF)

2022 April is Autism Acceptance Month (PDF)

​Mayoral Proclamation​​​ Request Process

A proclamation is an official declaration issued by a person of authority, in this case the Mayor, to make certain announcements known.

Examples: Commendable civic recognition, landmark anniversaries, exemplary community service, academic achievement, championship team recognition, etc.

If you are interested in attaining a mayoral proclamation, please contact Kelly Reynolds at kreynold​[email protected]​

Inquiries should be made at least two weeks ahead of the event date. The Mayor's office does not compose the proclamation, though a template and guidelines will be supplied to assist you​. Completed proclamations should be submitted, by email, seven to 10 days before the requested return date.​

​​​​​​​​​​​Ann Arbor City Council
301 E. Huron Street 
Larcom City Hall, 3rd Floor

City Council meets
Council Chambers
Larcom City Hall, 2nd Floor

Assistant to the Mayor
Kelly Reynolds 
734.794.6110, ext. 41602​
Fax: 734.994.8296
[email protected]

Email all of Council​ 

LGBTQ Liaison to the Mayor’s Office

Naomi Goldberg
[email protected]