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In Case You've Not Heard: Convening the Region Summit this WD!

From: Dodd G.
Sent on: Monday, May 24, 2010 12:06 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nashville Sustainability Events Group!

Some will meet at Koto's downtown for lunch prior to this event at 11:30 if you want to join us!

What: In Case You've Not Heard: Convening the Region Summit this WD!

When: Wednesday, May 26,[masked]:30 PM - 6 PM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where:
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243

The Convening the Region Summit will be May 26th from 12:30 to 6:00 PM at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville.

Registration is $30 for private & community sector attendees and NO COST of the public sector. Scholarships are still available, but you need to email [address removed] by May 15 to be considered. Education credits will be available with more information forthcoming.

2010 Regional Summit Agenda

Click Here to See Agenda!

2010 Regional Summit Speakers

Commissioner Kisber will be joined by top national representatives from the Sustainable Communities Partnership of the EPA, HUD and DOT, the Land Trust for Tennessee, the Middle Tennessee Mayors Caucus, Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Area MPO.

Geoff Anderson is the President and CEO of Smart Growth America. Geoff came to his current position in January 2008 after 13 years at the US EPA where he headed the Agency's Smart Growth Program. During his tenure at EPA, he was instrumental in creating the Agency's Smart Growth program, he helped to found the Smart Growth Network, the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, and the popular web site www.smartgrowth.org. In addition, he provided seed funding for and helped to catalyze the creation of the National Vacant Properties Campaign, The LEED for Neighborhood Development Certification program, and the Governors' Institute for Community Design.

Mr. Shailen Bhatt was appointed as Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs in the Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) in August 2009. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Bhatt served as a Special Assistant to the FHWA Administrator. In this capacity he played an instrumental role in assisting FHWA as a key liaison to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation on issues relating to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He also played a key role in leading and managing the smooth transition of the new FHWA political team.

Ms. Lynn Richards is currently a senior policy analyst with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She focuses on all aspects of smart growth, including examining water impacts from different development patterns; developing models for measuring stormwater runoff and associated pollutants from different site designs; and analyzing the regulations and subsidies that support different development patterns. She was one of the primary authors of "Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation" that was published by the Smart Growth Network in 2002.

Gerald F. Nicely has been the Commissioner of Transportation for Tennessee since January 2003. Nicely also had the distinction of serving simultaneously in two state cabinet posts. In December 2005 the Governor appointed him Interim Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and he served in that position until January 2007 while still holding the Commissioner of Transportation position.

Our Speakers List is too long to share here, so please visit our Convening the Region Summit page and look over the other presenters and their impressive bios.
Convening the Region Summit: A Region Pulls Together through the Power of Ten

Registration is open now and we are still accepting scholarship applications through May 15th. Please visit www.cumberlandregiontomorrow.org/summit to register.

The Convening the Region Summit will be May 26th from 12:30 to 6:00 PM at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Registration is $30 for private & community sector attendees and NO COST of the public sector. Scholarships are still available, but you need to email [address removed] by May 15 to be considered. Education credits will be available with more information forthcoming.

For more information about CRT please contact:
Dr. Bridget Jones - Executive Director
[address removed]
Dave Keiser - Program Director
[address removed]

For more information about Contributions and Pledges please contact:
Dave Keiser - Program Director
[address removed]
? Cumberland Region Tomorrow | www.CumberlandRegionTomorrow.org
(615)[masked] | P.O. Box[masked] | Nashville, TN 37215

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http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Sustainability-Events-Group/calendar/13578906/-

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