- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is joining hundreds of mayors from around the country in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Congressional leaders and administration officials.

Brown, along with 280 mayors, is attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors, where the mayors will meet with government officials to discuss issues related to the economy, jobs, transportation and other topics.

The conference will also include a trip to the White House Thursday for breakout sessions about strengthening education and workforce development, affordable health care, local impacts of climate change, civic technology and boosting trade and exports.

The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1iiUdRa ) the White House visit will also include conversations with members of the Cabinet and remarks from President Barack Obama.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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