The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) will host its 2010 Annual Conference, January 27, 2010 at The Club. The title of the conference is Unlocking Hidden Potential and Greatness in our Communities and the keynote speaker will be Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. of Charleston, SC.
The conference will feature a look at Complete Street Networks, a presentation on the Shelby County comprehensive plan, form based code zoning and grant writing. Participants can choose between attending the full conference or only the luncheon featuring the keynote speaker. The registration deadline is January 20th.
The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. of Charleston, SC. Mayor Riley is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented ninth term. Under his leadership, Charleston has increased its commitment to racial harmony and progress, achieved a substantial decrease in crime, experienced a remarkable revitalization of its historic downtown business district, seen the creation and growth of Spoleto Festival U.S. A., built the beautiful Waterfront Park, developed nationally-acclaimed affordable housing, and experienced unprecedented growth in Charleston’s size and population. Mayor Riley has led a city government with an impressive record of innovation in public safety, housing, arts and culture, children’s issues, the creation of park and other public spaces, and economic revitalization and development. The City of Charleston is recognized as one of the most livable and progressive cities in the United States.