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“Urban Mayor” Jack Yunits ’80 Recognized for Leadership

Former Brockton, MA, mayor lays out blueprint for public service success

(Boston, 7/19/13) New England Law | Boston:  Following a record-breaking five terms as mayor of Brockton, MA, Jack Yunits ’80 committed himself to laying out a blueprint for public service success. His how-to book, Urban Mayor: Making a City Work recently received national recognition as one of the year’s best independently-published titles.

Mayor Jack Yunits '80 Mayor Jack Yunits '80
The book’s illustrative chapters on campaigning, education reform, crisis management, team building, and leadership reveal how Yunits stimulated Brockton’s resurgence.
 
“Jack Yunits worked tirelessly as mayor from 1995 to 2005 to rescue Brockton from the threat of unemployment, decay, and the myriad of complex problems that often confront older urban areas,” said Secretary of State John Kerry in his Urban Mayor foreword. “And when he left City Hall, Jack Yunits had not only stabilized Brockton but had set the stage for an urban renaissance.”
 
The book received a medal at the 2013 Independent Book Publisher (IPPY) Awards, which annually honor the year's best independently-published titles.
 
In addition to Yunits, New England Law | Boston’s contributions to the ranks of recent past and current Commonwealth mayors include Joseph Curtatone ’94 and Joseph Petty ’92, who currently serve as Somerville’s and Worcester’s chief executives, respectively.


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