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|Graduate Degree: Harvard Kennedy School
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Areas of interest: Economic development, public/private partnerships
Mentor: Robert Culver, MassDevelopment Office
Agency: Mayor’s Office, City of Boston
Supervisors: Judith Kurland, Chief of Staff, City of Boston and Chris Osgood, Special Assistant, Mayor's Office
Project description: Matthew Mayrl spent his summer working in the Office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino with the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Judith Kurland. The Mayor’s Office is interested in partnering with Boston’s major nonprofit institutions to provide expanded services for Boston residents. In his time with the City, Mayrl mapped how the City currently interacts with nonprofits, conducted research on city-nonprofit partnerships across the country, and provided a number of recommendations on how the City can better coordinate its internal processes to generate new and expanded partnerships. Mayrl plans on continuing his work with the Mayor’s Office throughout the year and will write his Policy Analysis Exercise on the topic of nonprofit-city partnerships.