Stephanie A. Miner is the 53rd Mayor of Syracuse. In 2009, she became the first woman elected mayor of any of the “Big 5” cities in New York State. Since taking office, she has witnessed nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in new construction begin. She spearheaded the effort to develop the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and jump-started a multi-million dollar program to renovate Syracuse City School buildings, which is now in its second phase. As a former labor lawyer, Mayor Miner understands the intricacies of public union contracts and employee benefits. She has taken a leading role in the discussion of municipal finance and works with leaders across New York State to address the growing pension and healthcare crisis. A graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Buffalo School of Law, she has served on the Syracuse Common Council and on the staff of Governor Mario Cuomo.