Johnstown Mayor Frank Janakovic recently attended the first White House Maker Faire in Washington, D.C. The Maker Faire was conceived by the White House to promote creativity and invention in America's economy by facilitating and drawing attention to the efforts of America's diverse brand of entrepreneurial, artistic, technically inclined, and business savvy makers creating the future of our nation's economy.
Mayor Janakovic was invited to the event along with other mayors from throughout the country who share the drive to lead as innovative, maker-friendly communities. The mayor was able to discuss projects that included Creator Square with colleagues and in formal discussions. Topics of insight included policy methods for organic economic growth and best practices to promote maker communities.
Mayor Janokovic participated in a roundtable with many of America's leading mayors, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. The mayors collaborated to produce the Maker Mayor Action Report in conjunction with White House staff.