Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Lean Six Sigma for Government conference February 27-28 in Alexandria, Va.

Mayor Richard'€™s presentation, “Performance is the Best Politics: How to Create High Performance Government Using Lean Six Sigma,” will focus on innovation, investment and involvement. Since 2000, Fort Wayne has saved over $10 million by using Six Sigma best practices to better serve taxpayers, reduce costs and provide increased services with fewer employees.

Fort Wayne is widely known for its Six Sigma efforts. Author Michael George in his book, Lean Six Sigma for Service, recognizes Fort Wayne for using business practices such as Lean Six Sigma.