Leadership Memphis Luncheon

Leadership Memphis Hosts Community Leadership Luncheon

Thursday, March 4, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, University of Memphis, Ballroom
3700 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

Leadership Memphis is hosting its 4th annual Community Leadership Luncheon. Stephen Goldsmith, the Daniel Paul Professor of Government at Harvard University, and former Mayor of Indianapolis, will share a presentation on government policy and its role in impacting economic development, and offer his advice on how to transition from being a great city to being a successful city.

During his two-term tenure as mayor, Goldsmith was a leading force in the rebirth of downtown Indianapolis. He saw firsthand that urban renewal begins with residents claiming responsibility for the future of their neighborhoods.

Goldsmith earned a national reputation for innovations in government by reducing bureaucracy, taxes and counter-productive regulations all while identifying more than $400 million in savings. He has written several books including Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship; The Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America and The Entrepreneurial City: A How-To Handbook for Urban Innovators.

The Community Leadership Luncheon is March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis Ballroom, located at 3700 Central Avenue. A lunch buffet will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon and Goldsmith's presentation will follow from noon to 1:00 p.m.
This event is open to the public.

Tickets are available to the community for $50 per person, $500 for a table of ten.
Leadership Memphis alumni sponsors at the $250 level are entitled to one seat at the luncheon. Alumni sponsors at the $500 level and $1,000 level are entitled to two seats.
Leadership Memphis corporate sponsors who contribute $2,500 are entitled to two seats. Sponsors who contribute $5,000 are entitled to four seats, and any corporate sponsors at the $10,000 and above level are entitled to a table (which will include ten seats).
Also, Leadership Memphis is seeking community partners for the luncheon. For $500, community partners will receive recognition on all marketing materials related to the event, a seat on the planning committee and a table at the luncheon.
For more information, to reserve a seat or table, or if you are interested in being a community partner, call 901.278.0016, or e-mail rsvp@leadershipmemphis.org. Registration will close February 26, 2010.