Patterson to welcome 78th Winter Meeting
American Water, a water and wastewater utility company, announced that William D. Patterson, senior vice president of corporate and business development, will speak at the United States Conference of Mayors 78th Winter Meeting, Jan. 20 through 22 in Washington. Patterson will provide welcome remarks and an overview of the company at the opening luncheon.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,203 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. The primary roles of the U.S. Conference of Mayors are to promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy, strengthen federal-city relationships, ensure that federal policy meets urban needs, provide mayors with leadership and management tools and create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information. The Conference holds its Winter Meeting each January in Washington and an Annual Meeting each June in a different U.S. city.