ULI/SA LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON: PLANNING SAN ANTONIO’S FUTURE WHILE CELEBRATING OUR PAST WITH MAYORS JOSEPH P. RILEY AND RON NIRENBERG
ULI SAN ANTONIO’S SPRING LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON IS SET FOR MAY 15, 2018 AT PEARL STABLE.
Our featured speaker will be The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., who led the highly successful revitalization of Charleston, South Carolina during his 40-year tenure as mayor. Not your average Joe, Mayor Riley is also ULI’s first distinguished visiting fellow AND first recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Urban Development. His presentation will be followed by a conversation with San Antonio’s own Mayor Ron Nirenberg moderated by Rivard Report Editor, Beth Frerking. It promises to be an engaging and enlightening event that you won’t want to miss.
11:00am Event registration and networking begins
11:10am Doors open
11:30am Program begins
11:35am Trends Update from ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit by Madison Smith
11:40pm Mayor Joseph P. Riley presents Planning SA’s Future While Celebrating Our Past
12:10pm Conversation with Mayors Riley & Nirenberg moderated by Beth Frerking, Rivard Report Editor
12:45pm Audience Q&A
1:00pm Program concludes
ABOUT OUR FEATURED SPEAKER – MAYOR JOSEPH P. RILEY
Joe Riley is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America. He served ten terms as Mayor of the City of Charleston from 1975 to 2016.
He graduated from The Citadel in 1964 and the University of South Carolina Law School in 1967, and served in the S.C. House of Representatives from 1968 to 1974.
In his time as Mayor, Charleston transformed from a decaying urban center to a top cultural destination. He is known for his innovative redevelopment projects, carefully crafted to add to the overall quality of life in the city. He diffused racial tensions by working closely with the African American community. The crisis leadership that he demonstrated after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 gained national praise for getting the city quickly cleaned up and running.
Today, Riley is professor of American Government and Public Policy at The Citadel and Executive in Residence at the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Pew Charitable Trusts, working on smart solutions for flood-prone communities and the national government, and the first Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Urban Land Institute. Riley is also currently working to build the International African-American Museum, a $75 million project scheduled to break ground in 2018.
Under his leadership, Charleston increased its commitment to racial harmony and progress, achieved a substantial decrease in crime, experienced a remarkable revitalization of its historic downtown business district, supported the creation and growth of Spoleto Festival USA, added significantly to the City’s park system including the highly celebrated Waterfront Park, developed nationally acclaimed affordable housing, and experienced unprecedented growth in Charleston’s size and population.
Mayor Riley led a city government with an impressive record of innovation in public safety, housing, arts and culture, children’s issues, and economic revitalization and development. The City of Charleston is recognized as one of the most livable and progressive cities in the United States.
Riley has held numerous national leadership positions and received many awards and distinctions. President Barack Obama presented him with the 2009 National Medal of the Arts for cultivating Charleston’s historic and cultural resources to enhance public spaces, and for revitalizing urban centers throughout the U.S. as the founder of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. The American Architectural Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2010 created the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Leadership in City Design in his honor. He received the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2004 Olmsted Medal; Governing Magazine named him their Public Official of the Year in 2003 for “leveraging the power of urban design and civic space.” The American Architectural Foundation honored him in 2002 with the Keystone Award for exemplary leadership to those who use architecture to transform their communities. He was named one of the 2004 Giants of Design by House Beautiful Magazine and received the first U.S. Conference of Mayors President’s Award in 2000 for outstanding leadership.
He has received the Seaside Prize from the Seaside Institute for exemplary leadership and contributions to high-quality urban design throughout America. He received the Outstanding Mayors Award from the National Urban Coalition, the Distinguished Citizen Award by the National Association of Realtors. He served as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1986-87 and has received honorary degrees from ten colleges and universities.
ABOUT MAYOR RON NIRENBERG
Mayor Ron Nirenberg was elected Mayor of San Antonio in June 2017. Prior to his election, he served San Antonio’s District 8 City Council from 2013 to 2017. During his tenure, Mayor Nirenberg has focused on solutions to San Antonio’s deepest challenges, including improving transportation infrastructure, ensuring the city’s sustainability through environmental and economic initiatives, embracing new technology, closing the workforce skills gap and creating jobs.
As comprehensive planning committee chairman, he played an instrumental role in guiding the development of the SA Tomorrow plan, a citizen-driven blueprint for the city’s future that will help city leaders prepare for significant population growth. It will improve the quality of life for residents by focusing on a range of solutions that include equitable housing policies, transportation reform, health and wellness initiatives, natural resource management and economic development proposals. He is also the chairman of several critical committees that work to build a resilient city on the national and local levels.
Experienced in business and policy, Mayor Nirenberg is a former program director for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, where he developed and directed award-winning civic engagement programs in cities across the United States, including San Antonio. He is also the former General Manager of Trinity University’s KRTU-FM and the founder of two small businesses.
A graduate of Trinity University (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.), Mayor Nirenberg and his wife Erika Prosper, a respected business and community leader, are proud parents of their son, Jonah.
MODERATOR, BETH FRERKING, Editor-In-Chief of the Rivard Report
Beth is a journalist of great accomplishment and a proven newsroom leader. Frerking is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalist, and she served as editor of The Daily Texan. She traces her Texas roots to generations who settled in Seguin in the late 1800s. Prior to joining the Rivard Report, Beth worked at The National Law Journal overseeing coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Justice Department, federal regulation and the business of law in Washington, D.C.
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