Nation's mayors to convene in L.A. for U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Summit

As water shortages continue to plague the state of California, mayors from across the country will come together for The United States Conference of Mayors Water Summit, taking place Oct. 15-16 at the Line Hotel in the city of Los Angeles.

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 15, 2015 -- As water shortages continue to plague the state of California, mayors from across the country will come together for The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Water Summit, taking place Oct. 15-16 at the Line Hotel in the city of Los Angeles.

The forum will focus on a variety of issues surrounding public water services, including infrastructure investment, new regulatory initiatives, unfunded mandates, water 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 EPA also will meet with 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.

The mayors slated to attend The United States Conference of Mayors Water Summit include the following (subject to change):

Albert Robles, Carson, CA
Carolyn Petty, Hermosa Beach, CA
David Berger, Lima, OH
Deandre Windom, Highland Park, MI
Deborah Robertson, Rialto, CA
Diana Mahmud (Mayor Pro Tem), South Pasadena, CA
Fredrick Sykes, West Covina, CA
Gary Soiseth, Turlock, CA
Gregory Ballard, Indianapolis, IN
Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara, CA
J. Richard Gray, Lancaster, PA
Jerry Willey, Hillsboro, OR
John Capoccia, Sierra Madre, VA
John Dickert, Racine, WI
Karen Davis, Glenora, CA
Kevin Richardson, Lake Barrington, IL
Larry Forester, Signal Hill, CA
Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood, CA
Lornna Soto, Canovanas, PR
Margaret Clark, Rosemead, CA
Michael O'Leary, Culver City, CA
Patrick J. Furey, Torrance, CA
Robert Joe, South Pasadena, South Pasadena, CA

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