4:00pm Guests will enjoy an informal networking and introduction session.(Guests may wish to use this time to see where favored panelists will be stationed.)
4:30pm In groups of 5-8 guests will have the opportunity to participate in focused discussions with five of our panelists.
5:45pm We'll end our evening with closing comments and informal follow-up and networking.
A BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
The Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa presents members and guests with a unique opportunity to engage in face-to-face conversation with leaders representing Prairie Meadows, Jester Park, Grays Lake, Principal Park, the Clive Greenbelt, and the Iowa Events Center.
Discover the benefits each resource brings to our community.
**Light refreshments and 2 drink tickets will be provided for each guest
Richard is the Director of the Polk County Conservation Board. He has held a variety of natural resource and administrative positions including Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources 2007 - 2010 within Governor Culver's cabinet. Together with his wife of 27 years, Kathleen, Richard shares interests in a variety of activities including hiking, kayaking, and camping.
Jennifer Fletcher has been the Marketing Supervisor for Des Moines Parks and Recreation since 2011. In this role, she has implemented comprehensive marketing and promotions strategies to increase awareness and participation for the breadth of offerings the department provides. Fletcher manages communications efforts across social media, online and print vehicles and serves as department spokesperson.
Ben Page was named Director of Des Moines Park and Recreation in November of 2012 and served as Assistant Director for the 6 years prior. He has served in many capacities, including as President of the Association from 2009-2011. Ben is a recipient of both the Slattery/Trueblood Professional Award (2015) and the Business Record's 40 under 40 award for career achievements, community involvement, and civic activities.