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Ithaca alderperson seeks ethics investigation into former Mayor Svante Myrick

ITHACA, NY (WSKG) — Ithaca Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she is working with Tompkins County to open an ethics investigation into former Mayor Svante Myrick. Brock said it’s a conflict of interest that Myrick began working as the director of the progressive think tank, People For the American Way, before he stepped down as mayor. Myrick has held a leadership role with the think tank since 2017.
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Svante Myrick named the February Community Hero of the Month

Earlier this month, Svante Myrick served his last day as mayor of the city of Ithaca after 10 years on the job. Myrick was first elected to the Common Council in 2007 when he was a 20-year-old Cornell University student. When he was elected mayor in 2011, Myrick became the state’s youngest mayor and was the first Black mayor of Ithaca. His decade-long tenure is also the longest is city history.
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Svante Myrick reflects on 10 years as Ithaca’s mayor

Former Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick gained a reputation as a rising star in progressive politics since he was elected at age 24. He stepped down as mayor this past weekend. Myrick has broken a lot of barriers. He was Ithaca’s youngest mayor, its first Black mayor, and also the longest serving.

Svante Myrick reflects on a decade as Ithaca mayor

After 10 years in the mayor’s office, starting his career in Ithaca City Council, Svante Myrick is stepping down and out of elected politics. When elected, he was the city’s youngest mayor, and first person of color to fill the role. Now, he’s their longest serving mayor. Myrick is now in his last days at the helm of the city of Ithaca.

IC community reacts to mayor Svante Myrick’s resignation

Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s youngest and longest serving mayor will resign Feb. 6 after 10 years of service. Throughout his tenure, Myrick had worked closely with Ithaca College leaders and faculty. Myrick, a Cornell alum, announced his resignation Jan. 5, saying that he had accepted a leading position at People...

The Myrick Years: A look back at Mayor Svante Myrick's time in office

ITHACA, NY -- After a decade at the helm, Svante Myrick is stepping down from his position as the mayor of Ithaca. First elected when he was 24 years old in 2011, Myrick resigned as the city’s longest serving mayor and will likely be remembered for his push for affordable housing, the reconstruction of the Commons, and his department-altering Reimagining Public Safety plan.

Outgoing Mayor Svante Myrick endorses Lea Webb for State Senate

ITHACA, N.Y.—Democratic State Senate candidate Lea Webb announced today that outgoing Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has endorsed her for State Senate. During her candidacy announcement at the beginning of December in Ithaca, the Binghamton native’s speech was mostly aimed at hometown and its surrounding areas. Her goals focused on affordable housing, environment, cited interests related to fracking, promoting green space and alternative energy sources for farm communities, the Affordable Care Act and passage of the NY Health Act, and jobs and the economy, specifically small businesses and startups.

Interview: Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — NewsChannel 9 interviewed with Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick this afternoon. Myrick announced last week that he will be stepping down from his position as mayor to accept a position as Executive Director of People For The American Way. Svante answers a few of our questions...

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick stepping down to lead progressive advocacy group

Svante Myrick announced Wednesday he is resigning from his position as mayor of the City of Ithaca to serve as the executive director of People for the American Way, a progressive advocacy group, starting in February. Myrick announced his resignation in a Common Council meeting as well on Facebook, stating...

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announces resignation

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has announced he will be stepping down from the role. The city's 44th mayor announced he has accepted a position as the Executive Director of the People for the American Way. Myrick announced his resignation on social media Wednesday, stating "I believe...

Svante Myrick resigns as mayor

ITHACA, NY -- Mayor Svante Myrick has resigned from his position. He has accepted a position as executive director for People for the American Way and will begin in February. The Feb. 2 Common Council meeting will be his last, and Alderperson Laura Lewis will take over as acting mayor. Alderperson Ducson Nguyen will be the alternate acting mayor. Voters will choose a new mayor in the November election.