Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Since Mike O'Brien was appointed City Manager in 2004, he has worked to improve public safety and the delivery of core services, to bolster economic development and to address the long-term financial stability of New England's second-largest city.
Under his leadership, Worcester is rated one of the safest communities in the country -- compared
to cities with a population of 100,000 or more -- and is experiencing more than $1.3 billion in planned or current economic development activity citywide.
The overarching theme of his administration has been to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life for all residents and resident businesses.