Dayton mayor heads to White House; event highlights federal investments in Ohio

Dayton Mayor Jeffrey Mims Jr. will be at the White House on Wednesday for a discussion on the affects federal investment is having in the community.

Mims joins early a dozen other Ohio mayors, county commissioners and other local elected officials for the event “Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio.” Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Director of White House Office of Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms and American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling also will be present.

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Ohio is kicking off this new series launched by the White House focusing on labor and workforce investments, such as the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

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Mayors attending the discussion also include Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval; Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther; Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb; Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan; Athens Mayor Steve Patterson; Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney; Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield; Lakewood Mayor Meghan George; Lima Mayor Sharetta Smith; Lorain Mayor Jack Bradley; Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz; and Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown.

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