Mayors from throughout the country are gathered at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Oklahoma City, including Pleasanton's Mayor Jennifer Hosterman who is being publicly praised as a "dynamo."
Jessica Machetta of MissouriNet, an online news and sports service, writes that Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser is singing the praises of Hosterman's work as co-chair of the Conference of Mayors' national water council. She was elected to that position last year.
According to Machetta, Funkhouser has attended the mayors' conference for several years. He said the networking is important and that he's "built several positive relationships with mayors from all over: Charleston, S.C., Philadelphia, Pa., and Pleasanton, Calif., just to name a few."
It's a place where Kansas City can learn from places like Pleasanton, Calif., he told Machetta, which has a mayor like Jennifer Hosterman who is "a real dynamo" on the Mayors Water Council.
"Part of it is, yes, you do build relationships with other mayors that you can call and talk to," he said.
It's not all work and no play in Oklahoma City though, Machetta writes. Each mayor there received a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots for a night in Bricktown, and last night were rocking out to the Flaming Lips, a band native to Oklahoma City that put on a show at the conference.