Urbanist Carol Coletta to speak at Great Cities Symposium

Scenic Jacksonville’s fifth annual fundraiser is set for Oct. 10 at the Garden Club of Jacksonville.

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Carol Coletta will be the guest speaker at Scenic Jacksonville’s fifth annual Great Cities Symposium at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. 

As president and CEO of the Memphis River Parks Partnership since 2017, she spearheaded the recently unveiled Tom Lee Park, a 31-acre riverfront park that is a model for inclusive, environmentally restorative urban parks, according to a news release from Scenic Jacksonville.

Named one of the top 100 urbanists, Coletta also led the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation to help mayors tackle civic design challenges.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail social hour. The program at 6:15 p.m. includes remarks from Coletta and Q&A. Desserts and cocktails will be served after the program.

Sponsors include Gateway Jax, Foley & Lardner LLP, the Brinton family, Barbara and William Harrell and Bert and Demetria Livingston. 

The Great Cities Symposium is an annual civic leadership event hosted by Scenic Jacksonville. It launched in 2019 as part of the organization’s mission to inform, educate and facilitate community conversations about how Jacksonville can learn from peer cities and their challenges and successes. 

It is the primary fundraiser for Scenic Jacksonville to further its advocacy work to promote the beautification of Jacksonville’s natural and built environment.

Visit scenicjax.org for more information.



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