2017 Leadership Louisville Luncheon on August 22 to feature Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas

Theme for the event is “Big State. Big City. Big Solutions.

Louisville, Kentucky (May 24, 2017) – Registration is now open for the 2017 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, presented by Louisville Gas and Electric Company, to be held on August 22, 2017, in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and the Office of the Mayor, featuring the Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas, Texas.  As keynote speaker, Mayor Rawlings will share how he’s applying lessons learned as a CEO to drive progress and growth in the public sector, leading to Dallas being one of the fastest-growing metros in the nation.  This annual event will convene the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement around the theme with the goal to look at the commonalities between Louisville and Dallas, and what we can learn to create a more prosperous future in the Louisville region.

Attendees may register at https://www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/leadership-luncheon/

Individual tickets are $75, table sponsorships are $1,500. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Jennifer Stevens, jstevens@leadershiplouisville.org.  The 2017 Leadership Louisville Luncheon will be held August 22, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Galt House Hotel, 140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY.  Louisville Gas and Electric Company generously supports the Leadership Louisville Luncheon as the event’s presenting sponsor.  For more information, visit https://www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/leadership-luncheon/ or call (502) 561-0458.

About Speaker Mayor Mike Rawlings:

Its citizens rank quality of life high compared to other cities, and innovative investments in infrastructure and amenities are designed to continue this trend.  Along with Louisville, Dallas is making strides in becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.  Mayor Rawlings understands the economic conditions required to grow a city, and will share the lessons he’s learned in public service.  After all, everything might be bigger in Texas, but most of the issues are the same.

About the Leadership Louisville Luncheon:

Presented by the Leadership Louisville Center in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, the Leadership Louisville Luncheon has gathered influential leaders from across the region for over 20 years.  Special guest speakers have included top mayors in the country to share insights on community development initiatives of interest to the Louisville community.  Last year’s event featured the mayor of New Orleans and was attended by over 1,000 community leaders representing nearly 300 companies.  It has featured the launch of multiple vital community initiatives including the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) and the 25-year Vision Louisville initiative, as well as opportunities around local investment with a case study in Oklahoma City.

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 7,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville.  The Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015 and serves as the training and talent development arm of the Center, expanding the resources available to the region’s business community and employee base.  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.  Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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