Mayors' Leadership Luncheon May 18

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayors' Leadership Luncheon May 18

Posted: 05/18/2010
The Mayors' Leadership Luncheon was held today on the Helipad at Mercy Riverside from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Presented by Leadership Knoxville, in partnership with Mayor Bill Haslam and Mayor Mike Ragsdale, the event's purpose was to connect regional leaders and learn best practices from current and former mayors of other progressive communities.

Charlotte's former Mayor Pat McCrory was the luncheon's keynote speaker. Mr. McCrory served a historic seven term leadership as the Mayor of Charolotte from 1995 to 2009. Charlotte became an economic hub in transportation, banking, manufacturing, energy and travel/tourism bringing thousands of new jobs to the region. Mr. McCrory implemented innovative and sustainable transportation and land use plans that have been touted nationally as success templates for other cities and municipalities.

Following Mayor McCrory's speech was a question and answer session with all three Mayors.

About Leadership Knoxville

Leadership Knoxville was incorporated started its first class in 1985. Since then, nearly 1000 leaders from all segments of the community have participated in the annual 10-month program, and have committed to Leadership Knoxville's goal of serving as "catalysts for positive change" in the greater Knoxville area.

Leadership Knoxville also sponsors community-wide workshops on topics of interest, and provides specially-trained facilitators to assist community groups in reaching their optimum performing level.

Leadership Knoxville, Inc., is governed by a board of directors and run by a four-member staff. It was founded by the United Way of Greater Knoxville, the Knoxville Chamber, and, the Junior League of Knoxville.

Click here to read more about Leadership Knoxville.