Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi is traveling to Washington, D.C. this week and will be part of a meeting on gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden, according to a WTMJ-TV report.
Scaffidi leaves Wednesday for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and while there will be part of a select group meeting with Biden, according to the report.
Biden is leading a task force seeking remedies for gun violence and is expected to present a comprehensive package of proposals soon.
The mayor has been outspoken about the need to come up with solutions to gun violence. When Biden's task force launched shortly following the shootings in Newtown, Scaffidi joined other mayors, including those in Aurora, Colorado and Blacksburg, Va., on a conference call with Biden.
Scaffidi previously told Patch that as the mayor of a city that went through a mass shooting, he feels an obligation to be an active participant in the debate. He organized a community forum Saturday that focused on how each person can play a role in preventing the acts of violence seen in Newtown and the Oak Creek Sikh temple.
Scaffidi said Saturday's forum is only the starting point of what will be an ongoing conversation.
"I've said all along this is not going to be an easy thing, but I think I tried to pinpoint there can be some easy parts to it," he said in an interview following the event. "The little things in life that make us more safe, make us more secure."