The Community Builders Webinar Series showcases the stories of people in the business of building stronger communities. We feature developers, planners, and community leaders who are at work creating complete neighborhoods, growing diverse economies, and protecting natural assets.
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Our webinars reach hundreds of people each month, including top professionals in the real estate and economic development sectors. Your support will be a first step in building relationships with our audience and creating stronger communities. For more information, contact Alison Berry.
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, noon-1PM Mountain Daylight Time
- Featuring: Matthew Godfrey, former mayor of Ogden, Utah, and CEO of Better City
- What: Join us to learn more about successful community revitalization in Ogden Utah during Matthew Godfrey’s tenure as mayor. Once a bustling railroad town, the city of Odgen fell into decline with the establishment of the interstate highway system and the elimination of passenger rail services in the 1970s. In the following decades, crime rose, businesses closed, and downtown became degraded. To turn things around, Matthew Godfrey and many partners worked to restore the downtown, attract jobs and business, and revive the local economy. As a result, crime rates declined, job growth skyrocketed, and the city became known as a hub for the outdoor recreation industry.
- Registration: click HERE to register.
This webinar is eligible for 1 AICP CM credit pending approval from the American Planning Association
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