The largest planning event in the ten-county area is is from 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 9th, until 3:30 that afternoon in Nashville's Music City Center. The POWER OF TEN annually brings together hundreds of regional, statewide, and national leaders to discuss shared issues of regional importance and collaborate on ways to address them and how to improve the region.
Cumberland Region Tomorrow's CEO Carol Hudler will interview Randy Pye, former mayor of Centennial, Colorado and Theresa O'Donnell, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Dallas about the victories and the pitfalls of regional collaboration in the Denver and Dallas metro areas.
Other speakers presenting on regional collaboration include: Senator Lamar Alexander; Nashville/Davidson Mayor Megan Barry; Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt; Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto; and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.
In addition, the Cumberland Region's "Tommorw Board" is made-up of Rutherford County's John L. Batey, John Black, Stan King, Rosemary Owens, Sally Palmer, Chip Pinion, and Lynnisee Roehrich-Patrick.
Other highlights of the Summit include:
- Breakout Sessions: Attendees will participate in agenda-setting breakout sessions on the key issues of Preserving farmland, forestry and open spaces; Advancing regional collaboration; and Ensuring that growth can pay for itself.
- Transportation Finance Findings: The "Moving Forward" Revenue and Finance Taskforce will share findings about available options for a sustainable source of regional transportation/transit funds.
- BNA VISION: Plans for BNA VISION, the $1.2 billion expansion of the Nashville International Airport, will be on display for participants' feedback.
- Quality Growth Showcase: A quality growth project from each of the ten counties will be honored in the Quality Growth Showcase.
Since its formation in 2009, The POWER OF TEN Regional Summit has been the platform for regional exchange and collaborative action. More than 100+ organizations from the private, public, university, and non-profit sectors have participated. The 2016 POWER OF TEN presenting sponsors are Pinnacle Bank and Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.
About Cumberland Region Tomorrow Cumberland Region Tomorrow (CRT) is a private, non-profit, citizen-based regional organization that works with public and private partners to help shape patterns of growth and development that enhance and sustain the ten-county region's future livability and economic vitality. The region comprises Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties.
Full event information can be found at 10power.org
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