Mayor Graham Richard will be a featured speaker at the Leadership Oklahoma Conference September 22 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Mayor'€™s speech, “Leading into the Future through Innovation and High Performance,” will focus on how Fort Wayne uses technology and high performance standards in city government. Mayor Richard will also discuss the importance of strategic plans, partnerships and training.

Mayor Richard was invited to speak based on Fort Wayne'€™s successes with high performance government practices such as Lean Six Sigma and fiber-to-the-premises.

Fort Wayne is gaining national recognition as a city that provides excellent services to residents,” said Mayor Richard. “Innovation and investment will lead to new job and business opportunities.”

The mission of Leadership Oklahoma is to create a dynamic network of leaders with increased awareness and commitment to service.