Mr. Cipolla Goes to Washington
September 23rd, 2010, 2:12 pm
Yesterday, MAS President Vin Cipolla participated in the “Building Livable Communities: Goals for a Common Agenda” conference in Washington, D.C. The conference was hosted by Partners for Livable Communities, a non-profit whose mission is to “improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity.” Vin was on a panel titled “Expanding Livability: Valuable Assets for a New Agenda,” with Joe Cortright, president and principal economist, Impresa, Inc., Rob Mosher, legislative director, Office of Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, US House of Representatives, California 5th District & Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Seniors and Mayor Jay Williams, of the City of Youngstown, Ohio. The panel was moderated by Peter Harkness, founder and publisher emeritus of Governing. The panel focused on the roles heritage, traditional institutions and economic development can play in creating an inclusive livability agenda. Vin spoke on a host of topics, including the importance of open space in creating vibrant, livable communities. Robert McNulty, president of Partners for Livable Communities, will be speaking about livability at the MAS Summit for New York City, on October 21 and 22. To learn more about the Summit, click here.