Richard Thomas

Mayor of Mount Vernon, NY - Home of Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Legends

I am the youngest Mayor of the City of Mt. Vernon, NY. As one of America's most populated cities, we have a unique urban suburban blend, which has deep historic roots in laying the foundation for the Bill of Rights and gave rise to numerous Titans of Industry in sports, entertainment, hip-hop, and manufacturing. Our transit system is unparalleled - 5 train stations, 6 major highways, and 9 bus routes - and our "Sister of Liberty Bell" at St. Paul's Church still works. There is much more. Visit "The City of Hope" at Prior to this privilege, I served as City Councilman and executive director of New York AREA - a diverse energy and infrastructure policy group. Additionally, I served as Regional Director of the Lower Hudson Valley for the New York State Governor's Office and transfer pricing analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mayor Thomas is a graduate of New York University with an undergraduate degree in economics and a minor in financial history. He also studied at the London School of Economics. He recently completed the Executive MBA program at the Stern School of Business at NYU, specializing in finance and leadership.