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      Toledo Mayor-elect Collins to meet with Pres. Obama Friday

      <font size="2">Toledo Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins will meet with President Barack Obama on Friday</font>

      Toledo Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins will meet with President Barack Obama on Friday, along with a group of other newly-elected mayors from across the United States.

      Pres. Obama will host the new city leaders at the White House to discuss ways in which his administration can contribute to job creation and ensuring middle class families have opportunities to succeed. The administration has partnered with mayors from across the country working to implement policies that lead to high-paying and high-skill jobs in their communities.

      Collins will join other winners in November's mayoral races, including Detroit's Mike Duggan, New York City's Bill deBlasio, Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti, Boston's Martin Walsh, Charlotte's Patrick Cannon, Pittsburgh's Bill Peduto, and others.

      Collins beat incumbent Mike Bell to win the mayor's seat in November. A 27-year Toledo Police Department veteran, Collins has said he plans to boost morale in the city of Toledo once his administration begins their work.