Coastal Organizer, Healthy Gulf
Panel Session #3 – Empowering the Community through Community Conversation
Christian is the Coastal Organizer for Healthy Gulf, working on water quality, energy, and coastal resilience issues along the coast of Northwest Florida and South Alabama. For the past 20 years he has worked on green building and development in both the public and private sector. He is a strong advocate for restoring Pensacola’s urban core and making the city more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly. In 2015 he co-founded Bike Pensacola, which brings more than 400 riders at a time onto city streets for its monthly Slow Ride, building support for a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community. Christian holds a master’s degree in Biology/Coastal Zone Studies from the University of West Florida.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Depart for Pensacola, FL5:30 a.m.
Welcome & Lunch11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
“The Founding and Mission of the Studer Community Institute”12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Walking Tour2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Mixer5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Welcome Dinner + Panel Session #1
“Pensacola’s Burning Platform: Retaining Young Talent”6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Breakfast + Check Out7:30 a.m.
Depart Pensacola8:30 a.m.
Arrive in Lafayette2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Exercise at YMCA (Optional)6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Panel Session #2
“Galvanizing and Growing Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs”8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Panel Session #3
“Empowering the Community through Civic Conversation”9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Panel Session #4
“Creating a Destination for Locals and Tourists Alike”10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch + Panel Session #5
“Becoming America’s First Early Learning City”
Or lunch on your own12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.