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Louisville mayor launches second phase of Vision Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer launched the second part of the city's Vision Louisville initiative. As part of the project's second phase, Fischer announced the chairs and vice chairs for seven focus teams.

Each team will focus on a different aspect affecting life in the city. The teams are expected to help plan out the direction of the city over the next 25 years.

Phase 2 of the project will involve 100 public meetings, including town hall and online forums.

"Public input is tantamount to the success of Vision Louisville," said Fischer concerning the project. "This is a huge undertaking and it will take all of us to think innovatively about how we want our collective future to look."

Fischer is encouraging Louisville residents to visit www.visionlouisville.com and sign up as a member of one or more of the focus teams. The public is also able to engage with the initiative via Twitter at @VisionLVille and Facebook at VisionLouisville.

The chairs and vice chairs for each of the committees are as follows:

Economy Team: Capitalize on existing strengths in Louisville and in the region, emphasizing job creation and growth.
Chair - Scott Casey, UPS
Vice Chair - Heather Howell, Rooibee Red Tea
Vice Chair - Craig Richard, Greater Louisville Inc.
Vice Chair - Louis Straub, Chase
Vice Chair - Campbell Brown, Brown-Forman
Vice Chair - Pat Mulloy, Senior Care Corporation

Energy Team: Make Louisville a more sustainable city, by controlling current consumption trends and guiding a shift in resource usage.
Chair - Cliff Ashburner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs
Vice Chair - Dan Hofmann, RegenEn Solar LLC
Vice Chair - Robert Kingsolver, Bellarmine University
Vice Chair - Mahendra Sunkara, University of Louisville

Connectivity Team: Improve the overall connectivity through parks, transit, and bike/pedestrian networks.
Chair - Sherry Conner, Mayor, City of Shively
Vice Chair - Mohammad Nouri, Concepts 21
Vice Chair - Brandon Coan, Attorney

Creativity Team: Support the creative core of Louisville, including arts, culture, education, and entrepreneurship.
Chair - Nat Irvin, University of Louisville
Vice Chair - Jo Haas, Kentucky Science Center
Vice Chair - JK McKnight, AC Entertainment
Vice Chair - Leisa Shultz, Archdiocese of Louisville
Vice Chair - Don Wenzel, Chase
Vice Chair - Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotel
Vice Chair - Mary Gwen Wheeler, 55,000 Degrees
Vice Chair - Michael Raisor, JCPS

Health Team: Incorporate healthy lifestyles into the future growth agenda.
Chair - Dr. Louis Heuser, The Heuser Clinic
Vice Chair - Gabriela Alcade, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Vice Chair - Dr. Sandra Brooks, Norton Healthcare
Vice Chair - Tim Marcum, Baptist Health Louisville

Living Team: Improve Louisville's quality of place, focusing on housing, neighborhoods and districts.
Chair - Cathe Dykstra, Family Scholar House
Vice Chair - David Hardy, CBRE Louisville
Vice Chair - Patrick Piuma, Urban Design Studios
Vice Chair - Chuck Kavanaugh, Home Builders Association of Louisville
Vice Chair - Vince Jarboe, State Farm
Vice Chair - Jennie Jean Davidson, Network Center for Community Change

Identity Team: Establish, organize and capitalize on the shared identity of Louisville.
Chair - John Birnsteel, Doe Anderson
Vice Chair - Keith Runyon
Vice Chair - Ceci Conway, Ceci Conway Consulting
Vice Chair - Rebecca Weis, Stites & Harbison
Vice Chair - Robert DeLeon, DeLeon & Primmer Architecture

Information supplied by Louisville Metro Government.

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