Ruthanne Fuller is the thirty-first Mayor of the City of Newton and the first woman Mayor in Newton’s history. She was sworn into office on January 1, 2018. Since then, Ruthanne: 

  • Led Newton’s thoughtful public health and economic response to COVID-19 
  • Supported Newton’s World-Class Public Schools
  • Instituted full day Kindergarten for the first time in city history 
  • Implemented the City of Newton’s first-ever Climate Action Plan 
  • Created Newton PowerChoice, enabling city residents to run on 80% locally sourced renewable energies 
  • Invested over $150 million in roads, sidewalks, infrastructure, and parks and open spaces
  • Preserved Newton’s largest public treasure, Webster Woods, from development in perpetuity
  • Advocated for a diversified transit-oriented housing stock to benefit Newton’s vibrant Villages and small businesses
  • Maintained Newton’s AAA bond rating