W E L C O M E   L E T T E R
Waste Management
John E. Drury
Chief Executive Officer
Waste Management

It is with great pride that Waste Management, Inc., in collaboration with The U.S. Conference of Mayors, celebrates our tenth year as sponsor of the "City Livability Awards Program." Our continued commitment and support of the City Livability Awards Program is because we recognize and sincerely believe that good government, particularly at the local level, ultimately has the most impact and potential to improve the quality of life for all of us.

Waste Management, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors, has brought well-deserved national recognition to mayors and cities for their innovations in developing programs designed to enrich the cities and communities we live in. What better way to fulfill our strong corporate commitment to quality than to honor mayoral leadership for their development of these programs.

As our tenth year of sponsorship of this worthwhile award gets underway, we encourage all of you to participate in the 20th Annual City Livability Awards Program. We hope you will join us and share in this exciting ceremony honoring the best and brightest ideas for our future.