GREAT CITIES SYMPOSIUM 2022

Date: WED, OCTOBER 12 | 5:00 – 8:00pm
Location: GARDEN CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
Speaker: BOB BUCKHORN, former mayor of Tampa
Tickets: $100 per person

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The evening will include a social hour with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, our speaker program with Q & A, followed by cocktails, dessert and conversation.

BOB BUCKHORN served as the mayor of Tampa from 2011 – 2019 following a long history of service to the city of Tampa.  Tampa’s vibrant and rapidly growing urban core has earned recognition as one of the hottest cities for startups, one of the fastest growing metro areas, and a top 50 city for business. VIEW FULL BIO

The GREAT CITIES SYMPOSIUM is an annual program hosted by Scenic Jacksonville for the purpose of bringing inspired examples of leadership and peer city solutions to the people of Jacksonville. The program aims to inform, entertain and connect to one another while continuing discussions of how we can continue to improve our city for the benefit of future generations.

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