2017 West Louisville Economic and Community Development Forum

People at the forum
Above: photo from the the 2016 forum.  See more photos from last year's forum here.


Luncheon Speakers

Derek Anderson, former NBA Player Miami Heat

Derek Anderson
former NBA Player Miami Heat

Darrell Griffith, former NBA Player Utah Jazz
Darrell Griffith
former NBA Player Utah Jazz

Charlie W. Johnson, Civic and Community Leader, Philanthropist
Charlie W. Johnson
Civic and Community Leader, Philanthropist
Luncheon Honoree


Thanks to our Forum Partners: Brown Forman Corporation, OneWest, PNC Bank, UofL Department of Urban and Public Affairs, Louisville Metro Housing Authority, Louisville Metro Council, Congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Forward, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Louisville Branch, and Louisville Metro Council Districts 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,10,12,13, 15,& 26.

The Future of our Community

Date:November 2, 2017

8am  Registration
9am – 12:45p.m. Forum Breakouts
12:45pm Luncheon (Salute to Mr. Charlie Johnson)
2p.m. – 5p.m. Forum Breakouts


KY Center for African American Heritage
1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40203

Forum Breakouts:

PLENARY Revitalizing West Louisville: We Can do this Together!

CREATIVE FINANCING: This is how we do it! Panel will discuss financing options for large-scale projects

CREATIVE FINANCING, PART II. This is how we did it! Presenters will describe successful projects completed using creative financing

ORGANIZING ACROSS BOUNDARIES: Using the Community Reinvestment and Fair Housing Acts to Create Integrated Communities

ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES: Creating a Path for Economic Opportunities for Minority Owned Firms

FROM IDEAS TO ACTION: Making Neighborhood Plans Work

Download the full forum schedule


ADVANCED PURCHASE REQUIRED (includes breakouts and luncheon)
Student:    $40.00 per person
Individual:  $50.00 per person
Corporate: $60.00 per person
Corporate Table (10)  - $600
Additional Luncheon Tickets:  $50.00 ea.


Please complete the registration form below.

Deadline to register is October 5, 2017.


When registering below, please choose a payment method (online payment or mailed check).

If paying by check, make payable to: “University of Louisville

Mail to:
University of Louisville
ATTN: Clest Lanier
College of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean, Gardiner Hall
Louisville, KY 40292


Clest Lanier
(502) 852-3042


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