Our lovely seaside city was named a winner in the first-ever Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, with an idea Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor called a "game-changer." As one of four runners-up in the nationwide competition, the city will receive the award as seed money to develop its "Wellbeing Project." Through the Mayors Challenge, cities were invited to propose their most innovative solutions to entrenched problems. The five solutions with the greatest potential for success will win funding to turn those ideas into reality. Santa Monica answered this call to action with what we believe is the greatest, most challenging and pressing issue of all: protecting and promoting human wellbeing. Specifically, how can cities use limited resources more effectively to create conditions needed for people to thrive?
To learn more about this inspired project please visit www.smgov.net/wellbeing or become a fan of the project on facebook.