Wednesday June 25, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Salem Civic Center 
1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153

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Jackie Pace 
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission 

Livable Roanoke Valley Summit 

Please join us for a half day Summit to unveil the final Livable Roanoke Valley Plan.  The Summit will feature a keynote address by Bill Shelton, the Director of the VA Dept. of Housing & Community Development and community leaders that have agreed to champion initiatives in the areas economic development, workforce, health, and natural assets. By attending to the event you will receive a bound copy of the plan, as well as a networking breakfast and lunch.  You can view the completed plan and supporting information at www.livableroanoke.org.


7:30AM   Networking Breakfast

8:30AM   Welcome and Opening Remarks
Wayne Strickland, Executive Director of the Regional Commission

8:45AM   Keynote Address
Bill Shelton, Director of the Virginia Dept. of Housing & Community Development

9:15AM   Livable Roanoke Valley Plan - Strategies and Champions
Lisa Garst, Chair of The Partnership for Livable Roanoke Valley

10:00AM   Break

10:15AM   Featured Economic and Workforces Development Initiatives
High Speed Broadband - Kevin Boggess
Regional STEM-H Programs - Jonathan Whitt
Xperience - Thomas Becher
Industry Sector Partnerships - Zenith Hamilton

11:15AM   Featured Health and Natural Asset Initiatives
Stormwater Banking Program - Mike McEvoy
Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program - Brent Cochran
Alternative Transportation - Cristina Finch
Community Dental Clinic - Eileen Lepro

12:30PM   Networking Lunch
Meet the Champions