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NYRP’s Executive Director, Amy Freitag | Akron Roundtable | Nov. 21

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The Akron Roundtable was established in 1976 as a community forum to encourage and bring bold, creative and new ideas to the region.  To date, more than 400 major corporate executives, writers, government officials, artists, and civic leaders from around the country have shared their thoughts on subjects of global, national and regional importance with Akron Roundtable audiences.

Held at noon on the third Thursday of every month, Akron Roundtable is a non-partisan forum (the Roundtable does not take positions on issues), and all speakers are asked to respond to written questions from the audience.  Each event, held at the Quaker Station located adjacent to the Quaker Square Inn on the campus of The University of Akron, begins at 12:00 noon with the speaker’s address immediately followed by a question and answer session. Doors open for the event at 11:45 a.m.  The event concludes at approximately 1:15 p.m.

November’s topic: Building a Resilient City, featuring speaker Amy Freitag, Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP).

As Executive Director, Freitag leads the NYRP, founded in 1995 by famed entertainer Bette Midler, with the mission to transform open space in under served communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.  Freitag came to the NYRP in 2010 with a professional background that includes serving in the Bloomberg Administration as Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects in the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for six years and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

For more information and tickets.

Akron Roundtable
November 21, 2013
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Quaker Station

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