What Pieces Are You Missing? Completing the Puzzle to Build a Successful Community

Who Should Attend:

  • State and Local Elected Officials
  • Community Leaders
  • Economic and Community Developers
  • Community and Regional Planners
  • Chamber of Commerce Officials
  • Any Individual Interested in Building a Successful Community

September 10, 2008

8:00 A.M. Registration

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM ADECA Programs and Services, Doni Ingram, Assistant Director, ADECA

9:45 AM USDA Rural Development Programs, Steve Pelham, State Director, USDA Rural Development

10:15 AM Tourism Opportunities for Alabama’s Small Towns and Downtowns, Lee Sentell, Director, Alabama Tourism Department

10:45 AM EDAA Community Leadership Training Program, Tucson Roberts, President & CEO, Covington County Economic Development Commission

11:15 AM Break

11:30 AM Community Support for Dropout Prevention, Sydney Hoffman, Director, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

12:00 Noon Star Awards Luncheon

1:45 PM Regional Cooperation – Working Beyond Jurisdictional Boundaries, Wiley Blankenship, President/CEO, Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority

2:15 PM Funding Partners, Diane Roehrig, President, Alacom Finance

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM Boomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns Keynote Speaker: Jack Schultz

4:30 PM Closing Remarks, Book Signing

Save $10 by registering now!! Early Registration: $45. Deadline: August 15
Regular Registration: $55. Deadline: September 2

Registration includes:

  • Seminars
  • Star Awards luncheon
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Boomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns ($20 value)
  • ABC Volume One: Enriching Your Community One Letter at a Time ($10 value)

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, 334-481-5000

Download the ACE Brochure: ACE-missing-pieces.pdf

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