03/07/19 – What Is Going On Downtown?

What is going on downtown: Scooters, cranes, and trains?

Issues shaping our urban core.

Scooters whizzing through town, our police department building crumbles, parks grow outdated, apartments and skyscrapers seem to rise overnight, and meanwhile the sea level is rising!

Ready or not, growth and development are upon us. What actions can we take today that will ensure the growth is relevant and intelligent both now and in the future?

Our panel of experts is made up of leaders who are collaborative, decisive and proactive about managing the changes impacting our urban core. Hear what’s at stake, what it will cost, and how it can impact all of us.


Mike Weymouth, President & CEO, The Las Olas Company
Mike Weymouth is a shareholder and the President/CEO of The Las Olas Company, a family-owned company that has been involved in hospitality, real estate development and management since 1935

Jenni Morejon, President & CEO, Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Jenni Morejon oversees initiatives that promote sustained investment in the County’s urban core and leads projects that require collaboration with federal, state, and local governments and downtown stakeholders.

Phil Purcell, President & CEO, Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF)
Phil Purcell promotes advocacy and professionalism on behalf of the marine industry, which provides an annual $11.5 billion economic impact to South Florida and supports 136,000 jobs regionally.


Dan Lindblade, President & CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Dan Lindblade, CAE, has over 20 years of organizational management experience on the national, state and local levels


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