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Public invited to Reno 2020 Forum at University Wednesday, Feb. 2



Reno 2020 aims to create a vision for northern Nevada and define steps needed to make it a reality

The public is invited to participate in a “Reno 2020 Forum,” hosted by the Reno Gazette-Journal, to help develop and learn about 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, tocreate a vision for the region and define necessary steps to reach that vision.

This forum follows a forum held two weeks ago, where four teams presented background information, brainstormed and solicited input from attendees. The teams have been working over the past two weeks and will present their scenarios and what steps are needed to achieve them at the Feb. 2 forum. Audience feedback will be encouraged.

WHAT: Reno 2020 Forum – culmination of the Reno 2020 project that began in October

WHO: The Reno Gazette-Journal, in partnership with the Center for Regional Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. 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., Feb. 2

WHERE: Lawlor Events Center Silver & Blue Room. Free parking will be available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, just north of Lawlor Events Center; follow directional signage.

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 is free, but attendees are asked to preregister now at https://rgj.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-for-reno-2020-forum-feb-2-at-unr/ to reserve a seat, 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.

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students. The University is home to one the country’s largest study-abroad programs and the state’s medical school, and offers outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties. For more information, visit http://newsroom.unr.edu.

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