Mayor Graham Richard will attend a national conference on sustainable communities and climate change June 4-6 in Racine, Wis. The conference is hosted by the National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities and the Johnson Foundation.

The organizations are working toward national sustainable development goals and a five-year action plan. Experts from the corporate, academic, nonprofit, government, and financial sectors will lead discussions on energy and climate change.

“We look forward to sharing some of our success stories as we work toward being a more sustainable community,” said Mayor Richard. “We also want to gain new insight into how to enhance services and build on our great quality of life in Fort Wayne.”

Earlier this year, Mayor Richard enacted the City'€™s first-ever energy policy to improve government services and promote energy savings and cleaner air quality. The development of an energy policy was a key recommendation from Mayor Richard'€™s Green Ribbon Commission, which last fall outlined a comprehensive energy and clean air plan for the community.