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Free and Fun Community Presentation About Economic Growth and the City’s Future

The City of Pompano Beach believes in empowering its residents so they can become more engaged in creating our future. True empowerment comes from a complete understanding of the facts, so we are thrilled to announce that famed urban planner Joe Minicozzi will be hosting two important presentations.

Minicozzi is nationally known for his lectures which incorporate storytelling, humor, and presenting complex data in an easy-to-understand format. His belief is everyone in the community, from a 6th grader to a PhD in Economics should understand their city’s economic health.

The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to welcome Minicozzi to town for two free presentations. Join us Tuesday, February 21st at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall or at 6:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. There will be snacks and a cash bar open beginning at 5:00 pm.

The presentation at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center will feature a panel of leading experts including Dennis Bedley, Broward County Market President, SeaCoast Bank; Former Chairman and CEO of Legacy Bank; Barbara Blake Boy, Executive Director Broward County Planning Council; Dave Coddington, Sr. Vice President Business Development at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Paul Lambert, President Lambert Advisory; Jean McIntyre, President and CEO Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Kona Gray, Principal EDSA. The panel will be moderated by Tommy DiGiorgio, Chair of the Economic Development Council and Kim Briesemeister, Principal RMA.

“Known for simple visual presentations, and ‘do the math’ data, Joe also understands the dynamic growth happening in South Florida,” said Nguyen Tran, CRA Director. “We are looking forward to sharing the results of his study on Pompano Beach and hearing his evaluation about the economic value of the new Downtown.”

Minicozzi’s award-winning analytical tools have garnered national attention in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Planetizen, Planning, New Urban News and more. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time.

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