Scenic Jacksonville is pleased to welcome Ron Littlefield as its guest speaker at this year’s Great Cities Symposium. Littlefield is former two term mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee and current senior fellow with the Governing Institute. There, he serves as lead analyst for the City Accelerator initiative.
The Great Cities Symposium, second in the series, is Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, 5:30pm, at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue. The event’s presenting sponsor is Foley & Lardner LLP.
While mayor of Chattanooga, Littlefield attracted billions of investment from companies such as Volkswagen and French rail manufacturer Alstom, and helped transform the city into a popular destination for visitors and young professionals.
Prior to serving two terms as mayor, Littlefield oversaw the undertaking of Vision 2000 — one of the first large scale visioning projects in the United States — credited with changing public outlooks and attitudes, paving the way for Chattanooga’s transition to a new local economy based on environmental sustainability and quality of life. A planner by career, he also served on the Chattanooga city council, was elected commissioner of public works and served as the city’s director of economic development.
“Chattanooga is cool and green and growing,” Littlefield noted, as he left office. “No longer dingy and declining. Chattanooga has status as a fast-advancing, youth attracting, ‘cool’ city. Nothing could be finer.”
The Great Cities Symposium begins at 5:30pm with cocktails and hors d’ouevres, followed by Mayor Littlefield’s remarks at 6:15pm. Tickets are $100 per person and include the speaker program, discussion to follow, cocktails and hors d’ouevres. Purchase tickets here: https://www.scenicjax.org/great-cities-symposium-2021/
The event benefits Scenic Jacksonville, the nonprofit organization working to preserve, protect and enhance the natural and built environment of Jacksonville, Florida. More about Scenic Jacksonville: https://www.scenicjax.org/
Thanks to Foley & Lardner LLP and our other important sponsors for making the Great Cities Symposium possible.