Atlanta Community Leaders Institute Brings Influencers Together

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    Dozens of prominent regional leaders will participate in The Atlanta Community Leaders Institute to be held Friday, Feb. 8 at Morehouse School of Medicine.

    The free event is among a series of institutes sponsored by the Department of Energy and the Medical University of South Carolina. Hosted at the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care Auditorium, the institute convenes professionals who have a role in shaping policies that create and sustain healthy communities.

    Topics to be discussed include: the role of federal, state, and local governments; youth issues and challenges; economic development, transportation, housing, community development; and health disparities/health issues.

    The information sessions foster in-depth discussions and collaborative idea sharing. These activities can lead to financial and other support for projects with proven success metrics or demonstrable potential for achieving healthy communities.

    Additionally, the institute promotes networking and relationship building at the local, regional and national levels.

    A wide-range of influential panelists and speakers include: Cassius Butts, regional administrator, Small Business Administration; Edward Jennings, regional administrator, Region IV, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Dr. David Satcher, director, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute; Stacey Abrams, minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly; Ceasar Mitchell, president, Atlanta City Council; and Brian McGowan, president, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta’s Economic Development Authority).

    Dozens of other regional government leaders, educators, agency directors, criminal justice experts, and civic activists also are on the two-day program that begins at 5p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care Auditorium, located at 720 Westview Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. The event continues Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and welcoming remarks at 9 a.m.

    The registration deadline is Feb. 1. Register online at http://pico.library.musc.edu/ .

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