Mayor Nutter will be sworn in Thursday as the next president of the Pennsylvania Municipal League.

Nutter, who currently serves as the vice president of the league, will bid adieu to the league's president Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski at a luncheon during the league's 115th annual conference business meeting Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The four-day conference, which started Tuesday, focuses on "best practices and strategies for creating thriving, sustainable communities," in the state, according to the league's news release. The league is a nonprofit and nonpartisan group established more than a century ago to strengthen municipalities across the state.

Former mayor and Gov. Ed Rendell, Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Drexel University President John Fry are among the guests expected to speak or make appearances during the conference, which ends Friday.

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