Lovely Warren was sworn in as Rochester’s 67th mayor on January 2, 2014. She is the first female mayor in the history of the City, the second African-American mayor, and the youngest mayor in modern times.
Mayor Warren’s goals are to bring more jobs, better schools, and safer, more vibrant neighborhoods to the city of Rochester.
Noting that improving educational outcomes is at the crux of many of the City’s most pressing challenges, Warren has made education a focal point of her tenure as Mayor. She frequently visits the City’s schools to interact with students and encourage them to stay in school and reach for the stars.
Mayor Warren has also placed a strong emphasis on improving community/police relationships. She reorganized the Rochester Police Department (RPD) into a 5-section model that emphasizes smaller police beats, and building personal relationships between the officers and the communities they serve.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Warren was elected to the Northeast District seat on City Council in 2007. In 2010, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as City Council President — making her the youngest City Council President in Rochester’s history.
Warren is past president of the Rochester Black Bar Association. Her work in government and in the community has been recognized by the City of Rochester “Black Heritage Pioneer Award”, the Rochester Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty,” Daily Record’s “Up and Coming Attorneys,” and Democrat & Chronicle’s “Emerging African-American Leaders.”
Warren was born and raised in the City of Rochester, and is a graduate of Wilson Magnet High School. She earned a Bachelor Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University. She, and her husband Timothy Granison, are parents to a daughter, Taylor.