Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sustainable Pgh event

Early registration ends after 11/28!

Thursday, December 13, 2012
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Downtown Pittsburgh
Networking Lunch Included

Early Registration: $35
$30 for Members of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Students, and Elected and Appointed Officials
Register now!

Our region is faced with a multi-billion dollar price tag for clean water, transportation, and redevelopment.  Time has run out for band-aid approaches.  But what are the sustainable solutions we deserve and how can we turn problems into lasting opportunity?

Regional sustainability, and thus prosperity, hinge on a new way of thinking and partnering for increased collaboration between businesses and local government.  This conference comes at a critical juncture for our region.  Clean water, transportation, and innovative finance for redevelopment are top priorities as defined by emerging and established leaders in SWPA.  Attend to learn what is at stake and how you can become involved.  Learn about breakthrough ways businesses and local government can work together to solve problems regionally and unleash our full potential for sustainable development.

Featuring joint keynote discussion:

Mario Leone, Manager, Borough of Monaca
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Panel keynotes:

Transportation Funding - Beyond quick fixes
Barry Schoch, Secretary of Transportation, PA Department of Transportation

High Stakes Case for Green Infrastructure - What would you rather pay for?
Jim Good, Interim Executive Director, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (Veolia Water North America)

Innovative Finance for Urban Redevelopment - Smart growth or otherwise?
Michael Pehur, Development Finance Consulting Director, Duane Morris Government Strategies

Each keynote will be followed by moderated panel discussion and Q&A.

Additional speakers include:

Steve Bland, Port Authority of Allegheny County
Lynn Colosi, Clear View Strategies
Chad Davis, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Dave Dudo, Beemack Trucking
Craig Dunham, Dunham reGroup LLC
Steve Feller, Mt. Lebanon
Bill Gatti, TREK Development Group
Steve Gifford, Greensburg Community Development Corporation
Susan Hockenberry, Local Government Academy
Joe Massaro III, Massaro Corporation
Mark Minnerly, The Mosites Company
Ruthann Omer, The Gateway Engineers, Inc.
Mark Peluso, Town Center Associates
Mary Ellen Ramage, Borough of Etna
Allison Robinson, UPMC
John Schombert, 3 Rivers Wet Weather
Alex Sciulli, Highmark
Michael Silvestri, Peters Township
Mayor Maggie Stock, City of Butler
Ken Zapinski, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

More details, including conference agenda, available

Presented by:
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Local Government Academy
Sustainable Pittsburgh

Sponsored by:
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Gateway Engineers
HDR, Inc.

Thanks to our Media Sponsor:
90.5 WESA

Event sponsorship opportunities available: - 412.258.6646

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