Meet the Mayor

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Justin Elicker, MayorJustin M. Elicker is the 51st elected mayor of New Haven and committed to building a city where every New Haven resident has the opportunity to thrive.

First sworn into office in January 2020, Elicker has served as mayor for the last four years and was recently re-elected to a third term in 2023 with over 70 percent of the vote in the primary election and nearly 80 percent of the vote in the general election.

Weeks into his first year in office, Mayor Elicker led the city through the COVID-19 pandemic and has worked in partnership with the New Haven Board of Alders and New Haven residents to confront many of the city’s long-term, systemic challenges, with a particular focus on advancing inclusive economic growth; stabilizing our city’s finances and long-term financial health; tackling gun violence and reimagining our approach to public safety; building more affordable housing; and supporting our children, youth and families with stronger schools and new programs.

A lifelong public servant, prior to being elected mayor, Elicker served on the New Haven Board of Alders, as executive director of the New Haven Land Trust, in the U.S. Foreign Services, and as a teacher for elementary and high school students and an adjunct professor of education policy at Southern Connecticut State University.

A public school graduate, Elicker went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Vermont as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Environment.

Above all, he is the proud husband to his wife Natalie, and they are the proud parents of their two daughters, Molly and April.