Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick to Speak at This Week’s TMR

The March 14 session of Thursday Morning Roundtable will feature Svante Myrick, mayor of the City of Ithaca. He will talk about becoming Ithaca’s youngest and first African American mayor, the challenges of running the city of 30,000, and his take on public service and civic engagement.

In 2008, his first year in office, Myrick chaired the committee to create the Ithaca Youth Council and also chaired the Collegetown Vision Implementation Committee, which led to the creation and endorsement of a master plan for promoting development while still preserving neighborhoods in Collegetown.

Myrick attended Cornell University where he studied communications.  He was a three-year board member for REACH (Raising Education Attainment Challenge), where he tutored underserved young people in Ithaca for eight semesters, and wrote editorials for the Cornell Daily Sun. Myrick also served as the assistant director of Student and Young Alumni Programs for Cornell University before resigning his position to run for mayor.

TMR meets from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd.

For further information, contact Sandra Barrett, director of community programs, 315-443-4846, or visit The TMR program is broadcast on WCNY-FM, 91.3 on Sundays at 8 p.m. and at