Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker (8:30 AM - 10:30 AM )
Join fellow delegates and the 2017 Conference team for welcoming remarks and the opening keynote presentation: Building Strong Communities – A Pathway to a Financially Sustainable Future. Charles will examine the financial realities facing cities and towns across the country. He will examine how the suburban experiment and reality of growth have influenced planning over the past decades but have not always produced results that provides wealth for communities. Charles will then examine how we can refocus efforts that can help communities of all sizes grow toward a stronger, more prosperous future. His discussion will focus on the future of communities and how they will not look like the present – they may be vastly different. This will include a variety of easy (and cost efficient) projects that can help add value to your community (and your tax base).
Building Strong Communities - Continued (11:00 AM - 12:45 PM)
In this session, keynote speaker Charles Marohn will delve further into the issues presented during his plenary address.
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