working in the right place can change an agency.
Many working together can change a city.
We are a professional network that attracts, grows, and retains a new generation and workforce that believes that local government is the most rewarding place to grow your career and positively impact communities.
Recruit top talent from leading universities to promote local government administration as a meaningful and impactful career path.
Empower and connect cities and tomorrow’s leaders to share knowledge and best practices to create resilient and innovative cities.
Cultivate national network to connect emerging talent with new leadership opportunities within local government.
This cohort model has taken permanent root within the government of San Francisco, and the next chapter of City Hall Fellows re-imagines our scope and impact by building and growing a professional network of local government leaders to bring our commitment to cities across the country. City Hall Fellows aims to invest in the professional development and mentorship of those just beginning their careers in local government, those desiring to grow their careers in local government, and those who have yet to discover what a career in local government could be.
City Hall Fellows continues to carry the same essence as its inaugural mission created by our founder in 2008. By changing our cities, we will change our future.
Recognizing the silent crisis of attracting talent to city government, Bethany Rubin Henderson founded City Hall Fellows in 2008 to support the best and brightest in working in local government to tackle our country’s greatest social challenges. Her theory of change – that one talented, passionate, well-trained individual working in the right place inside government can change an agency. Many working together can change a city.