Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Westland mayor to co-chair national committee

Westland Mayor William R. Wild has been appointed to serve alongside Mayor Elizabeth B Kautz from Burnsville, MN as co-chairs of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force.  Both mayors were selected by USCM President Mayor Bryan K. Barnett of Rochester Hills. 
“Mayor Wild has long been a leader and a national voice on entrepreneurship and I was excited to appoint him to represent Westland on the national stage as we work on this important aspect of job creation and our economy,” commented  Barnett.  “Wild is in a unique position to lead, coming from a small business background, and I am confident that he will help the USCM develop a proactive, strategic agenda through this task force.”

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force comprises mayors from across the country who will share their experiences with how they've successfully grown and supported small businesses and how they foster entrepreneurship in their cities.  They will also hear from representatives from small business nationwide, in order to incubate new ideas for small business growth.
The United States Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today. Wild has been an actively engaged with the USCM since he took office in 2007. 
“It is an honor to be selected to co-chair this task force as we examine the crucial topics of business retention, growth and job creation,” commented Wild.  “I look forward to sharing best practices and ideas with the nation's mayors as we work to strengthen the United States economy one community at a time.”