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5th Annual Great Cities Symposium

Thursday, October 10 | Garden Club of Jacksonville | 5:30-8:00pm

Date: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2024 | 5:30 – 8:00pm
Speaker: Carol Coletta, CEO of the Memphis River Park Partnership
Tickets: $120 per person

Carol Coletta is a national figure in the revitalization of cities and public spaces. Since 2017, she has served as president and CEO of the Memphis River Parks Partnership, a public-private partnership responsible for five miles of public property along the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. She previously led a variety of programs and institutions focused on improving cities. In 2023, she was named one of the 100 most influential urban planning experts, past or present.| VIEW FULL BIO | Photo by John Montgomery

Scenic Jacksonville’s Great Cities Symposium is an annual program for civic leaders, business leaders, and the public which aims to inform, educate and create community conversations about the vibrancy of peer cities and how Jacksonville can learn from their successes and challenges.

The event provides an enjoyable, social evening with an engaging featured speaker and conversations around how we create a more vibrant, successful city for today and for future generations. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts are provided.

Prior speakers were AG Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble in 2023; Bob Buckhorn, former Mayor of Tampa in 2022; Ron Littlefield, former Mayor of Chattanooga in 2021; and Joe Riley, former Mayor of Charleston in 2019.

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