Community Stakeholder Summit
“CAPITALIZING ON BREVARD: Who is Making it Happen and How You Can Too”
The October 28, 2016 featured Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten and a theme of Capitalizing on Brevard: Who is Making it Happen and How You Can Too for over 125 guests. The event was sponsored by CareerSource; FLORIDA TODAY Communications; Integrity Golf Company, LLC; Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam; and the Viera Company.
FLORIDA TODAY’s Matt Reed (LB ’03) led a panel of community leaders in a discussion centered on the theme. They each shared their expertise on how they are individually ‘capitalizing on Brevard’ and offered suggestions for others to join them. Community panel members were Jenna Buehler, Groundswell; Jarin Eisenberg, Melbourne Main Street; Eric Garvey, Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism; and Dana Kilborne, Florida Bank of Commerce.
To read more about LEAD Brevard’s Community Stakeholder Summit “Capitalizing on Brevard- Who is Making it Happen and How You Can Too,” click HERE to read FLORIDA TODAY’s online article from 10/28/2016.
“FUTURE THINKING: Smart Community Building”
The theme of ‘Future Thinking – Smart Community Building’ focused attention on how major economic drivers in our community are adapting to the demands of their industries and markets. Each of the institutions featured operates differently than they did in the last economic cycle; in those stories of change are lessons and opportunities for us all.
LEAD Brevard is proud to host the Space Coast’s annual stakeholder summit, featuring the state of the county presentation. We patron the concept that leadership wants to—and should—provide information and feedback. As Brevard’s leadership needs continue to evolve, LEAD Brevard remains a constant resource for growing the next generations of community leaders and convening conversations that influence our community.
Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten provided an overview of the state of the county and reminded those present of the key objectives of Brevard County government; a community which excels and is recognized for providing a broad array of quality of life services –
- Assuring Quality Infrastructure
- Maintaining and facilitating Livable, Safe and Secure Communities
- Maintaining the Justice System
- Economic and Community Development
- Providing Assistance to Those in Need
- Protecting Natural Resources, Cleaning Up and Preventing Environmental Risks
- Ensuring Civil and other Liberties
Following Mr. Whitten’s remarks, a group of community leaders reacted to those comments and to questions from moderator Matt Reed, Public Interest Editor, FLORIDA TODAY Communications. Community panel members were Janet Petro, John F. Kennedy Space Center; Kim Rezanka, Dean Mead Law Firm; Peter Richards, Gulftainer Group and Captain Winston Scott, Florida Institute of Technology.
October 2015 Community Stakeholder Summit: “Future Thinking: Smart Community Building”