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Leadership Louisville Luncheon Aug. 22 to feature ‘most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of’

Pete Buttigieg and Amy Liu

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 30, 2018) — Registration is now open for the 2018 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, presented by LG&E, to be held Aug. 22 in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and the Office of the Mayor, featuring Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.

This year’s event will convene the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement to explore how we as a region can be a power for creating a more prosperous future.

Called, “The most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” by The Washington Post, Mayor Buttigieg (BOOT edge-edge) is an Ivy League alum, navy veteran, polyglot and has gained national attention for revitalizing his city. Joining the mayors for discussion around cities being the engines for positive change is Amy Liu, VP and director of metropolitan policy program at The Brookings Institution.

Attendees may register at www.leadershiplouisville.org. Individual tickets are $75, table sponsorships are $1,500. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Jennifer Stevens, [email protected]. The 2018 Leadership Louisville Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Omni Louisville Hotel, 400 S. Second St., Louisville, KY.

For more information, visit www.leadershiplouisville.org or call (502) 561-0458.

About Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the chief executive of the City of South Bend. He took office in 2012 at the age of twenty-nine, and is responsible for the city workforce of over 1,000 employees and an annual budget over $380 million.

Buttigieg has been profiled by the New York Times and was called “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of” by The Washington Post. An officer in U.S. Navy Reserve from 2009-17, Buttigieg took a leave of absence to serve in Afghanistan during a seven-month deployment in 2014, earning the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his counterterrorism work.

A Rhodes Scholar, Buttigieg studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford and has a degree in American History and Literature from Harvard College.

During his first term, Buttigieg established a 311 system for city services, led a successful initiative to address 1,000 vacant and abandoned houses in 1,000 days, and established the first open data policy for a city in Indiana. In his second term, his administration completed the award-winning “Smart Streets” initiative to transform the city’s downtown streetscapes, and launched the largest investment to parks and trails in the city’s history.

About Amy Liu

Amy Liu is vice president and director of the metropolitan policy program at Brookings and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson chair in urban and metropolitan policy. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating research and insights into action on the ground. As director of Brookings Metro, which Liu co-founded in 1996, she pioneered the program’s signature approach to policy and practice, which uses rigorous research to inform strategies