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Coletta named Argenta Downtown Council Annual Luncheon Speaker
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Coletta named Argenta Downtown Council Annual Luncheon Speaker

The Argenta Downtown Council has announced the Annual Luncheon which will be held on June 20th.  We are very excited about this year’s speaker, Carol Coletta, past president of CEO for Cities and currently leading ArtPlace. This is our major fundraiser which pays for our beautiful streetscape, public safety ambassadors, staff and the marketing of Argenta.

Carol Coletta specializes in developing cities and creative communities. She is leading ArtPlace, a new national initiative to accelerate creative placemaking across  the U.S. ArtPlace is a collaboration of the nation’s top foundations, leading banks, federal agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Prior to joining ArtPlace, Carol was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders building and sustaining the next generation of great American cities. For ten years, she hosted and produced a nationally syndicated public radio show, Smart City.

She also served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. Carol is a passionate advocate for cities, and she has devoted her life to answering the question: What makes cities succeed?

Carol was a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture and was named one of the world’s 50 most important urban experts by a leading European think tank. She is a Senior Fellow with the Design Futures Council and completed graduate work in future studies and design.

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