The Top 12 Reasons to attend Summit 2012 – #9!

Summit 2012 - Augusta Civic Center, October 23, 2012Summit Sponsors

Bangor Savings Bank Environmental Funders Network The Developers Collaborative The Lerner Foundation Drummond Woodsum MaineBiz Project Canopy Mattson Development Wright-Ryan PDT Architects Avesta Housing CEI Curtis Thaxter LLC Lachman Architects Maine Audubon MEREDA PelotonLabs LLC reVision Energy reVision Heat Wright Pierce MDIBL

School's in session and everyone's glad it's Friday again.  We know you are anxious to find out the 9th reason you should join us in Augusta on October 23!


Maine is changing–and Summit 2012 will examine how Maine can prepare in light of recent growth patterns. A breakout session led by Dana Totman of Avesta Housing and with Erin Cooperider of Community Housing of Maine, John Gallagher from Maine Housing (invited) and Senator Chris Rector will explore the tension between the current housing supply and today’s housing demands and will discuss how we can ensure that Maine will have appropriately diverse housing in the future. At a second breakout session entitled “Downtowns are Cool Again” Ed Cervone of the Maine Development Foundation will preside over GrowSmart Maine’s Kim Ballard, who serves as Outreach Director for the Maine Forest Service’s Project Canopy, Community Financial Literacy’s Claude Rwaganje and Jeff McCarthy from Maine Fiber Company as they look at the recent shift toward residential market demand in Maine’s downtowns and assess the degree to which our downtowns are ready to accommodate this demand.

Summit 2012 Breakout Sessions allow you to explore in-depth the topics and issues that are important to you . At each session a moderator will introduce the topic at hand with panelists providing a brief overview of their work in the relevant area. Plenty of time will be devoted to Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Registration is now open for the Summit 2012.  If you have already registered – thank you! Please forward these emails to a friend so they can come too!  If you haven't yet registered, why wait?  Members and students receive reduced rates, so register today and become a member at the same time. 


We envision a day filled with engaging discussions, new ideas, exciting success stories and inspiring actions. But we can't do it without you. Your insights will expand the discussions, building the collective impact of the Summit and providing the direction and energy needed to move Maine toward sustainable prosperity. Register today and stay actively involved in growing Maine's economy and protecting the reasons we choose to live here.


See you at the Summit!