Houston mayor to be featured at 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Registration is now open for the 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, presented by LG&E and KU Foundation, to be held Aug. 26 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

The Luncheon is a partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and the Office of the Mayor, featuring Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston, Texas. This annual event is one of the largest gatherings of the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement, with a focus on how we as a region can be a power for creating a more prosperous future.

As the head of the energy capital of the world and the most diverse city in the nation, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has helped the city tackle its greatest challenges through innovative solutions, an adaptive mindset and a performance-driven approach. Houston is now a city on the rebound, enjoying unprecedented growth and a sound financial future.

Since taking office in January 2016, Turner has eliminated a $160 million budget shortfall in record time, led the city’s remarkable rebound from Hurricane Harvey, championed historic pension reform, cheered on the 2017 World Series-winning Houston Astros, helped the city host a successful Super Bowl, expanded municipal investments in renewable energy, and led the winning bid to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2020.

Presented by the Leadership Louisville Center in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, the Leadership Louisville Luncheon has gathered influential leaders from across the region for over 25 years.  Special guest speakers have included top mayors in the country to share insights on community development initiatives of interest to the Louisville community. Last year’s event featured the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and was attended by over 1,000 community leaders representing nearly 300 companies. Historically, the event has featured the launch of multiple vital community initiatives including the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) and the 25-year Vision Louisville initiative, as well as opportunities around local investment with a case study in Oklahoma City.

The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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