Stephanie A. Miner was elected the 53rd Mayor of Syracuse in 2009 and was the first woman to have held that office. She served two terms and declined to seek re-election in 2018. While in office, she worked to transform Syracuse into a 21st century city. Mayor Miner streamlined the planning and permitting process and witnessed nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in new construction begin. The Mayor made fiscal reform her signature issue. As a former labor lawyer, she understands the intricacies of public union contracts and employee benefits. She worked with leaders from across New York State to address the growing pension and healthcare crisis facing cities today. A graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Buffalo School of Law, she served eight years on the Syracuse Common Council and served on the staff of Governor Mario Cuomo.