Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin
Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man
Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner
The Tower Forum is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization established in 1976. The organization consists of business executives from industries and professions in south Florida. The Tower Forum has become the “go-to” discussion venue in Broward, where these leaders identify critical issues facing our community, engage in public dialogue, and encourage positive change.
One of the core concerns in this controversial urban planning issue pits how easy it should be to access our desired destination versus safe, unimpeded pedestrian use of streets. Share the insights of our expert panel who juggle technical forecasting, political factors, costs, and lifestyle considerations.
Kim Briesemeister, Redevelopment Management Associates
Kim is a principal with RMA, a management and consulting firm specializing in providing redevelopment, economic development, urban design, and real estate and marketing consulting.
Gregory Stuart, CEO, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization
Greg brings more than 20 years of transportation and land use planning experience in both private and public sectors. He secured Federal appropriations for major transportation projects, modified state rules to facilitate traffic mitigation and stimulated redevelopment efforts by working cooperatively with municipalities, counties, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
Sam Poole, Berger Singerman
Sam Poole has extensive experience in planning and zoning in the development and redevelopment of Florida’s cities. He has over 25 years of experience addressing both conventional and new urbanism land development issues in Florida.
MAY BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Broward Health
BREAKFAST AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
WHEN: Thursday, 5/7/15; doors open at 7 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.; free parking until 9:30 a.m.
COST: Breakfast and parking included for members of Tower Forum; non-members: $35 (note: no cost for working media); credit card online, or mail check, payable to Tower Forum, P.O. Box #15041, Plantation, FL 33318. We encourage participants to join Tower Forum. While we invite you to attend 2 breakfasts at $35 each, you must join Tower Forum to attend thereafter. Membership is from date of joining through 9 consecutively scheduled breakfasts. In order for us to provide sufficient breakfast and seating, RSVP’s and advance payments are required. Seating is limited.
RSVP’s received after 5:00 p.m., Friday,5/1/15, cannot be assured a seat.
Our breakfast location is always downtown at the Tower Club, 28th floor of the Regions Bank Building, (One Financial Plaza) 100 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394. Doors open at 7:00 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; it concludes around 9:00 a.m. Free parking until 9:30 A.M. at the One Financial Plaza garage, by obtaining receptionist’s stamp on ticket when exiting the breakfast. The dates of the programs are the first Thursday of every month from Oct., 2014 through June, 2015: 10/2/14, 11/6/14, 12/4/14, 1/8/15, 2/5/15, 3/5/15, 4/2/15, 5/7/15, 6/4/15. Except: Please note that the 1/1/15 breakfast has been shifted to 1/8/15. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Linda Cooke (954.494.7779) and Todd Stone (954.804.9454).
Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, J. David Armstrong
Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks
Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz
Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell
Tracy Mandart, Charlene Bender, Bob Swindell