Keynote Speakers

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


THURSDAY KEYNOTE LUNCHEON



THE MULTIGENERATIONAL CITY: CREATING LOVABLE PLACES FOR EVERY AGE
Presented by Peter Kageyama

Join Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities and its follow up, Love Where You Live, for a conversation about the importance of creating emotionally engaging places for generations ranging from eight to 80. As communities age, the demands of what makes successful places shifts in both dramatic and subtle ways. Peter brings a new lens to the idea of ‘age-friendly cities’ and explores what community leaders, both official and unofficial, can do to create more lovable cities for every age.

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FRIDAY MORNING KEYNOTE


COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
Presented by Dr. Erroll Southers

Numerous terror plots have been thwarted through intelligence and good police work. Effective frameworks for counterterrorism and infrastructure protection requires intricate collaboration and coordination among the diplomatic, military, intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as cooperation between public and private sectors. Dr. Southers discusses this emerging threat.

This topic is rarely addressed in the local government community from an organization-wide policy and planning basis. However, these issues confront local government and involves a wide range of tough questions including: What is the likelihood of an attack in my community; how can homeland security be incorporated into my community’s current emergency plan; and how can I make homeland security planning a priority while meeting the day-to-day needs of my community?

Dr. Erroll Southers’ career spans all levels or law enforcement and he is one of the nation's leading experts in matters of terrorism and national security. Dr. Southers will guide the audience through the key issue local government leaders should be aware of and what steps can be taken to be prepared.