Mayor Graham Richard will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting beginning Friday, June 22 in Los Angeles.

The conference will include sessions on global warming and climate protections, violent crime and affordable housing.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

On Saturday, June 23, Mayor Richard will participate in the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Leadership Council Strategy Session in Los Angeles.

The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program was established in 1996 to provide decision makers with cutting-edge research and policy analysis on the shifting realities of cities and metropolitan areas.

In 2005, Mayor Richard was the featured speaker at the Brookings Institution where he discussed what Fort Wayne was doing to be a high performance government.

“This is a great opportunity to participate in two important events aimed at moving communities such as Fort Wayne forward in a positive way,” said Mayor Richard. “We will share how Fort Wayne is working to be a safe city, provide the best services to residents and retain and gain quality jobs.”