Under Fenty, Lanier added police officers to the streets and expanded community policing initiatives, for example, "beefing up" the policy of accepting anonymous text message tips from local residents to cut down on potential retaliation.
She criticized Fenty's proposed approach to governing; being mayor, saying the mayor's job is "not just standing up and saying, 'This is what I want done,' and miraculously it's going to happen." political observers debated whether it was due to Fenty's door-to-door campaign, Cropp's lack of engagement in the campaign, or the electorate's desire for a new direction.
Fenty ran on a platform of bringing a more energetic and hands-on approach to city government, She also stressed her ability to cooperate with diverse groups and reach consensus.
Since leaving office, Fenty has become a special advisor at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz Fenty has held advisory and business development roles with Rosetta Stone, Everfi and Cap Gemini. It also finalized the sale of Greater Southeast Community Hospital (now United Medical Center) in a public-private partnership that kept the facility open.
He also serves on the Board of Directors at two nonprofits: Genesys Works-Bay Area and Fight for Children. an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.
It is believed the two met at a Houston education conference in 2011 and bonded over school reform; Powell is the founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for education reform, among others, while Fenty's focus during his mayorship with education.
Former flames: Powell is pictured left with her husband, Apple founder Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011.
He has also embarked on a career as a paid speaker, part-time college professor, adviser for the state and local government practice of an information technology consulting firm. Fenty was known to carry three Black Berry devices: one directly connected him to the police chief, the second was for other city business, and the third was for personal matters.
The "Housing First" program to provide permanent supportive housing for the city’s homeless was begun.
“His sense of urgency and record of accomplishment is unparalleled.” The College Track board position led to his job as a special adviser at Andreessen Horowitz.
He met co-founder Marc Andreessen at a College Track event; Andreessen’s wife is a close personal friend of Powell Jobs.
Sources tell us the relationship began as a friendship and blossomed into a “budding romance” around the time Fenty and his wife, Michelle, formally announced their separation in January.