Nation's Mayors to Convene in Los Angeles for Annual Water Summit

Oct. 15, 2015
The mayors will discuss drought, management and infrastructure issues

As water shortages continue to plague California, mayors from across the country will be meeting in Los Angeles for the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Water Summit from Oct. 15 to 16, 2015. The forum will focus on a variety of issues surrounding public water services, including infrastructure investment, new regulatory initiatives, unfunded mandates, quality standards and affordability, as well as best practices.

Ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA) will speak with the group. Regional representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also will meet with the mayors during the two-day gathering to discuss water quality standards and green infrastructure projects.

This summit is the annual event of USCM's Water Council, a task force that assists cities in their efforts to provide safe, affordable and adequate water and wastewater services and infrastructure. Indianapolis Mayor Gregory A. Ballard is the current chair of USCM's Water Council.

Mayors slated to attend include the following (subject to change):

  • Gregory Ballard, Indianapolis;
  • David Berger, Lima, Ohio;
  • John Capoccia, Sierra Madre, Va.;
  • Margaret Clark, Rosemead, Calif.;
  • Karen Davis, Glenora, Calif.’
  • John Dickert, Racine, Wis.;
  • Larry Forester, Signal Hill, Calif.;
  • Patrick J. Furey, Torrance, Calif;
  • J. Richard Gray, Lancaster, Pa.;
  • Robert Joe, South Pasadena, South Pasadena, Calif.;
  • Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood, Calif.;
  • Diana Mahmud (Mayor Pro Tem), South Pasadena, Calif.;
  • Michael O'Leary, Culver City, Calif.;
  • Carolyn Petty, Hermosa Beach, Calif.;
  • Kevin Richardson, Lake Barrington, Ill.;
  • Deborah Robertson, Rialto, Calif.;
  • Albert Robles, Carson, Calif.;
  • Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara, Calif.;
  • Gary Soiseth, Turlock, Calif.;
  • Lornna Soto, Canovanas, Puerto Rico;
  • Fredrick Sykes, West Covina, Calif.;
  • Jerry Willey, Hillsboro, Ore.; and
  • Deandre Windom, Highland Park, Mich.

Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors

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