Thursday May 31, 2012
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Louisville – Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will talk to an international audience on how partnerships between government and other groups can have an impact on a metro area when she addresses the 2012 International Town Gown Conference on Wednesday, June 6th at Eastern Kentucky University.
“I have been asked to talk to the attendees about the New Cut Road/ Taylor Blvd Corridor Plan which got underway last year,” says Welch. “The focus of the conference is the practical approach partnerships can make when trying to get something accomplished.”
The Corridor plan is a partnership between four members of the Metro Council: Welch, Marianne Butler (D-15), Dan Johnson (D-21) and David Yates. The Council members are working with The Kentucky League of Cities and the University of Louisville. The plan is addressing transportation and economic deelopment concerns along a well established thorofare in south Louisville.
The Councilwoman will be joined by Bobbie Bryant, KY League of Cities and Steven Bourassa, University of Louisville to offer an overview of the scope & significance of the corridor plan.
“As we have seen both here in Louisville and across the country, tight economic times have given many cities an opportunity to work with others to take care of important needs,” says Welch. “I am happy to share how we are working together with other countries as they face the same challenges we do when it comes to important services.”
The theme for the 2012 conference is "Town and Gown Partnerships for the Present and Future". Over 400 attendees are expected representing educational institutions/communities through the United States, Canada and several other countries. Included will be representatives from institutions and communities in Europe, South America and Asia with which Eastern Kentucky University maintains exchange agreements
It is presented by Eastern Kentucky University and the City of Richmond in Partnership with Berea College.
For more information about the conference go to: http://www.itgau.org/2012Conference
For more information about the New Cut Road/ Taylor Blvd. Corridor Plan, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.
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