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Next American City Hosts Annual Vanguard Conference in St. Louis
PHILADELPHIA, PA —
The national non-profit organization, Next American City,will host its third annual Vanguard conference
October 10-12, 2012 in St. Louis
.Next American Vanguard is a fellowship program that gathers emerging young lead-ers in various fields such as urban planning, entrepreneurship, community develop-ment, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.This year’s event will bring together a “40 under 40” of urban leaders representing24 different cities from across the United States. Among many other exemplaryleaders, this year’s class includes:- Matt Tomasulo, creator of Walk Raleigh, a program that encourageswalking the Raleigh-Durham area.- Nolan Marshall, a public education leader from New Orleans- Danya Sherman, director of public programs for Friends of the HighLine- Melissa Konur, planning director of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.- Bethany Ritz, associate director of Climate Resolve in Los Angeles- Robert Linn, an analyst for Data Driven Detroit- Brandon Whitney, a co-founder of Internet start-up, ioby Also represented in this year’s class are employees of major national urban initia-tives such as Living Cities, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Delivery Teams,Reconnecting America, US DOT and many others.More information on Vanguard members is availablehere: http://americancity.org/daily/entry/the-2012-next-american-vanguard-classThe two-day event will be written about on americancity.org and readers can followupdates through Twitter with the hashtag #nacvanguard.
Conference Spotlights St. Louis