Past Programs of the Friends of the Downtown
April 24, 2013 – Police Crisis Unit Supervisor Michelle Guarino spoke on The Challenges to Downtown Safety in 2013 and the implementation of current initiatives, followed by questions and answers from the Downtown community.
March 28, 2013 – Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil gave a very informative presentation of the Town budget, explained priority based budgeting and the efforts the town is taking in this fiscal environment. He invited people to get actively involved in the process through surveys and community groups.
February 28, 2013 – Jonathan Howes discussed the book he co-authored with David Godschalk titled "The Dynamic Decade," the story of the sweeping makeover of the 200-year old campus of the University of North Carolina. Six million square feet of new buildings were constructed and a million square feet of historic buildings were renovated during one vibrant ten-year period. A new Master Plan created a vision for combining historic preservation, green building, and long-range development.
January 31, 2013 – Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2012, Jim Kitchen
discussed his many philanthropic activities in our community and across the state including the CH/Carrboro Public School Foundations, the Kramden Institute (providing computers to children), Make-A-Wish Foundation and the UNC Children's Hospital. He also explained his teaching at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and his involvement in LAUNCH Chapel Hill, the new business incubator.
A brief description of the speakers
from the Town of Chapel Hill and
other government agencies, faculty
of The University of North Carolina, and
citizens who have presented to Friends of
the Downtown – Chapel Hill in 2013.