Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Lean and Six Sigma for Government conference May 22-23 in Vienna, Virginia.

Mayor Richard will share how 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.

Mayor Richard will also participate in panel discussions on the best approaches to culture change and early challenges of using Lean Six Sigma.

Fort Wayne is known around the country 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.