Scottsdale Arizona


OCT. 18 SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY DESIGN STUDIO LECTURE FEATURES NANCY GRAHAM, PRESIDENT AND COO OF THE CENTRE CITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. – AN OVERVIEW OF THE SAN DIEGO SUCCESS STORY. The Oct. 18 Scottsdale Community Design Studio lecture will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 E. Drinkwater Blvd. and will feature Nancy Graham,President and COO of the Centre City Development Corporation, who will beproviding an overview of the San Diego success story. Nancy Graham joined CCDC in December 2005 after serving as a principal in N-K Ventures, LLC, an urban in-fill development firm that provides consulting services for cities and developers on urban redevelopment strategies. She was elected as West Palm Beach, Florida’s first strong mayor in 1991, and served until March 1999. Under her leadership, the city experienced a remarkable renaissance, especially downtown. Prior to serving as mayor, Graham practiced law for 10 years, specializing in land use, zoning, comprehensive planning andenvironmental law.

Graham’s vision and leadership have been recognized through numerous national, state and local awards, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ City Livability Award and the 1,000 Friends of Florida Community Steward Award for the revitalization of downtown West Palm Beach. She was listed by Newsweek as one of the top 25 mayors in the country, and has been the subject of feature stories in Working Woman Magazine and the New York Times. Governing Magazine honored her in November 1998 as one of the ten national “Public Officials of the Year.”

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