Summit Kickoff Part One: What It Takes To Build Bridges
All communities have voids and equity gaps. If engineered properly, bridges are the infrastructure that can allow us to connect these different destinations and cross troubled-waters. Building bridges, however, comes with many complicated challenges. How do we establish community priorities? How do we bring together different interests to establish a common vision and shared agenda? How do we build trust and open communications? Who are the desired architects for strategically mapping out our path forward? How can we truly collaborate for the betterment of our communities?
Join a dynamic panel of prominent Greenville leaders as they answer these questions and set the context for our three days together at the 2019 Summit. These individuals who span the private, public, philanthropic and faith-based sectors will share their bridge building experiences and why these efforts are an essential ingredient for any community’s success.
• Sean Dogan, Long Branch Baptist Church (Facilitator)
• Minor Mickel Shaw, Micco, LLC
• Katy Pugh Smith, Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy
• John Castile, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority