I want to thank Tom Halbert and acknowledge all the hard work he and the Conference Team expended on the conference planning. It paid off. The conference was a great success.
While I wondered why we needed to be refreshed about evaluation, our wonderful SCI CEO and President Mary Kane told us we need to show our communities our value. From futurist David Houle to our own Craig Hullinger telling us how to use social media in the "shift age" we looked to the future. At the same time we learned about on going programs for youth (Dr. Ray Young) and economic development (Dr. Chuck Steilen). Dr. Carolyn Bloomer had everyone sharing at the round/rectangle tables.
Thanks to Mayor Suzanne Atwell for her welcome and leading the governmental panel.
Thanks to former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer and President Mary Kane for their inspirational addresses.
Tom and team, THANKS.
Sarasota Sister Cities President Beth Hullinger and Richard Mantayla