greater-owens-2065-summitOWENSBORO, Ky. (7/2/14) — The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation and Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce will kick-off a year-long visioning and planning process for the community Thursday, July 17, 2014 with a Greater Owensboro 2065 Summit.

The Summit, set to begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Auditorium, is open to all citizens, civic, non-profit and business leaders of the community.

It is a day designed to educate, engage and empower the community to define 50-year goals in four key areas – education, transportation, energy and health.

The day will feature James B. Bullard, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at a luncheon address.

Other featured speakers on the program include:

  • Kris Kimmel – President of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. and founder of the IdeaFestival will address futuristic thinking;

  • Dr. Nick Brake – Superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools will address opportunities in education and workforce development;

  • Dr. Leonard Peters – Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet; and Kevin McClearn – Chief District Engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will address transportation planning for the future.

After the presentations, citizen attendees will choose the planning group they’d like to participate in and join the following leaders in a year-long process of research, input and design of goals:

  • In Energy – Terry Naulty, General Manager and CEO of Owensboro Municipal Utilities

  • In Education – Dr. Jim Klauber, President of Owensboro Community and Technical College

  • In Transportation – Suzanne Blazar, Vice President at First Security Bank of Owensboro

  • In Health – Philip Patterson, President and CEO of Owensboro Health
To RSVP to attend the Greater Owensboro 2064 Summit, please visit http://chamber.owensboro.com. The event is free and open to the public.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jessica Kirk

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6278

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4887

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3797

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2721

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2314

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 18422

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11797

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 01, 2015 1491

Small Business Tax Credit Workshop

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1189

Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charge for Driver

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1185

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 921

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 888

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 871

Governor Lauds Launch of Kentucky's New I-Way

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 661

Annual 'Swingin' for Sadie' Tourneys Set for…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 658

Child Injured in Wreck, Father Charged with DUI

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 522

Pet of the Day - Morty

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 515

Color Run Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News