Public invited to Reno 2020 Forum at university Wednesday

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SUBMITTED MEDIA ADVISORY

The public is invited to participate in a “Reno 2020 Forum,” hosted by the Reno Gazette-Journal, to develop ideal scenarios for the next 10 years in the areas of economic innovation, green energy, fiscal policy and education in northern Nevada. The forum continues the Reno 2020 project, led by the Reno Gazette-Journal, in partnership with the Center for Regional Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business to create a vision for the region and define necessary steps to reach that vision.

WHAT: After brief presentations on the Reno 2020 project that began in October, attendees will hear from and interact with four breakout groups.

WHO: Team leaders for each group are:

* Economic innovation: Darik Volpa, CEO, understand.com
* Green energy: Tom Clark, director of legislative and regulatory affairs, Holland & Hart LLP
* Fiscal policy: Dick Bostdorff, organizational effectiveness consultant; adjunct faculty, University of Nevada College of Business; former V.P. and general manager, Nevada Bell
* Education: Heath Morrison, superintendent, Washoe County School District

WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m., Jan. 19

WHERE: University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre, Third Floor. Free parking will be available for those attending the forum in the Brian Whalen Parking Complex off North Virginia Street. Follow direction signage.

MORE: Two weeks later, 4 to 6 p.m., Feb. 2, the Reno 2020 Forum will reconvene and group leaders will present their scenarios and what steps are needed to achieve them.

Download the Center for Regional Studies report and read the entire Reno 2020 series at www.rgj.com/reno2020. Attendance and participation in the forum are free, but attendees are asked to preregister now at https://rgj.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-for-free-reno-2020-forum-on-jan-19-at-unr/ to reserve a seat at the Jan. 19 forum, as space is limited. Drop-in attendees will be welcomed at the event if space is still available. Call 775-788-6441 for more information.

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