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Release Date: October 26,2021

Mayor Horrigan Honored to Represent Akron with Appointments to National and Local Boards

Akron, Ohio, October 26, 2021 — This month, the Ohio Mayors Alliance announced that Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has been appointed by his peers to serve on its Board of Directors. The Ohio Mayors Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of mayors in over two dozen of Ohio’s largest cities. He was also recently honored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) with an appointment as Co-Chair of the Mayors' Water Council. 

Mayor Horrigan was appointed to serve on the Ohio Mayors Alliance Board in the vacancy that was created when Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley stepped down to pursue the democratic nomination for Ohio Governor. The Ohio Mayors Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of mayors in Ohio’s largest urban and suburban communities. Its mission is to strengthen Ohio’s cities and metropolitan regions through collaboration, communication, improved advocacy, and stronger partnerships with policymakers. Mayor Horrigan will join the other members of the bipartisan board, which include Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn, Kettering Mayor Don Patterson, Lancaster Mayor David Scheffler, Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter, and Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown. As a member of the Board, Mayor Horrigan will help OMA advance policy priorities that bring communities and leaders together, ensure a high quality of life for our citizens, and strengthen the economic vibrancy of our region.

Mayor Horrigan will also serve as Co-Chair of the USCM, Mayors’ Water Council alongside Mayor Deborah Robertson of Rialto, California. The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, appointed Mayor Horrigan and Mayor Robertson as the new Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Water Council (MWC). The MWC provides a forum for local governments to share information on water technology, management methods, operational experience, and financing of infrastructure development. The Water Council works across agencies at all levels of government to improve our water sources while also dealing with issues including lead pipes and federal mandates. 

“I am honored to be chosen by my peers to serve in these regional and national leadership positions,” Mayor Horrigan said.  “The best way for me to improve outcomes for Akron residents is to tap into best practices and pursue collaborations that will strengthen our position with respect to infrastructure, the economy, and core city services.  I look forward to bringing Akron’s experiences and insights to both the OMA Board of Directors and the Mayors’ Water Council. ” 

To learn more about the Ohio Mayors Alliance, visit their website here.
To learn more about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, visit their website here