Published: Jan 13, 2014 3:31 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has been invited to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, January 23.

Mayor Sawicki will be in Washington, D.C., representing Cape Coral as an attendee of the 82nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Mayor Sawicki will join her fellow mayors for an afternoon of policy discussions with Senior Administration Officials and a conversation with members of the Cabinet. The afternoon will be highlighted by remarks from President Obama followed by a reception in honor of the mayors.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to meet the President and spend time at the White House with other mayors from across the country,” said Mayor Sawicki. “I look forward to representing the City of Cape Coral at this meeting and having the chance to participate in policy discussions with federal officials.”