2013 Leadership Louisville Luncheon to feature Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City

For Immediate Release

Theme for the 2013 Leadership Louisville Luncheon will be “Change Starts with a Conversation”

Mick Cornet, mayor of Oklahoma City

Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, was named “Public Official of the Year” in 2010 by Governing Magazine. He was also the runner-up of London-based City Mayors Foundation’s “2010 World Mayor Award.”

Louisville, Kentucky (May 29, 2013) – In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, the Leadership Louisville Center is announcing the date and theme for the 2013 Leadership Louisville Luncheon to be held on August 29, featuring the Honorable Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City.  The annual event will again convene the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement.  This year, the reach will be extended statewide to initiate a conversation on the importance of making choices to chart the future of Louisville as well as communities throughout the state of Kentucky.  As keynote speaker, Mayor Mick Cornett will share how his focus on urban design, health, sports and the arts have led to Oklahoma City’s remarkable renaissance.

Registration will open in June, however, sponsorship opportunities are currently available.  The 2013 Leadership Louisville Luncheon will be held at the Galt House East.  For more information, visit www.leadershiplouisville.org or call (502) 561-0458.  Louisville Gas and Electric Company generously supports the Leadership Louisville Luncheon as the event’s presenting sponsor.

About Mayor Mick Cornett

As Oklahoma City’s 35th Mayor, Cornett’s leadership has made Oklahoma’s economy and unemployment rates among the best in the nation, as well as landed them a regular spot on many “Best Of” lists.  By implementing visionary infrastructure investments with parks, sidewalks, streetcars and a new convention center, he has reshaped the city, dramatically improving the overall quality of place.  In addition, Mayor Cornett is responsible for actualizing the nation’s largest public school capital investment, successfully bringing an NBA franchise to the city and carrying out groundbreaking health improvements.  His actions have landed him personally on a few top lists as well, such as Governing Magazine’s 2010 “Public Official of the Year.”  He was also the runner-up of London-based City Mayors Foundation’s “2010 World Mayor Award.”

About the Leadership Louisville Center

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement.  Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.  Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows.  In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research. 

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For more information, contact:
Holly Prather
Vice President – Marketing
Main: (502) 561-0458
Direct: (502) 753-6503
hprather@leadershiplouisville.org

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