Better use of available space around the convention center - less concrete, more art, more landscape and many more hotel rooms - could unleash vast potential. Featuring Guy Worley, president and CEO, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Brian Ross, president and CEO, Experience Columbus, Bill LaFayette, owner, Regionomics, Betsy Pandora, executive director, Short North Alliance. Marla Rose Matzer, journalist, Columbus Dispatch will host.
Sponsored by: Mills James * Schooley Caldwell
The Columbus Metropolitan Club, as a model for polite conversation, is proud to host the national launch of this important initiative to restore civil discourse to society and politics. Featuring Tom Daschle former Democratic U.S. Senator from South Dakota, and former Senate Majority Leader; James Thomas "Jim" Kolbe, former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Arizona's 5th congressional district, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse. Karen Kasler, journalist, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau will host.
Sponsored by: Capital Square Foundation * John Glenn School of Public Affairs
As purveyors and administrators of social services, law enforcement, infrastructure and other critical needs, county governance is crucial to running the nation. Counties touch our lives everyday, and are often overlooked. Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady hosts county commissioners from around the United States as they convene in Columbus for the National Association of Counties - NACo’s - 82nd Annual Conference and Exhibition. With Mathew Chase, Executive Director of the National Association of Counties, and Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt of Grant County, Oklahoma. Barbara Carmen, journalist, The Columbus Dispatch will host..
Lisa Courtice, president and CEO United Way of Central Ohio will host. Featuring Tanny Crane, president and CEO, Crane Group; Jillian Olinger, Public Policy and Planning Analyst, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at OSU; and (invited) George Hicks, Prevention Specialist at Maryhaven.
Sponsored by: The Ohio State University * Crane Group * King Business Interiors
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