Mayor Graham Richard will be a speaker at the Lean Six Sigma West conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 26-27.

The City has saved over $10 million by using Six Sigma and Lean to better serve taxpayers, reduce costs and provide increased services with fewer employees.

Mayor Richard will visit the Telecom '€™05 conference in Las Vegas. Telecom '€™05 will focus on the future of the integrated communications industry.

Mayor Richard will also speak at the Public Technology Institute Leadership Agenda '€™06 Oct. 24-25 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mayor Richard is one of 35 government leaders to be invited to attend the conference. The City received an invitation for its commitment to broadband technology.

“I look forward to sharing the Fort Wayne experience at these conferences,” said Mayor Richard. “City government is doing excellent work. I'€™ll share those success stories. We are known as a leader in using business practices to produce a high performance government. We'€™re also being recognized for our efforts to use broadband technology to improve services.”