Surdna Foundation: 3rd Annual Grantee Learning Retreat
October 19-21, 2009
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
For the past two years, the Surdna Foundation has brought together some 100 grantees supported through our Community Revitalization program to discuss current issues relevant to our work, such as transit-oriented development, affordable housing, greening community spaces, and leadership development. Each year, the event includes plenary speakers, site tours of key community development projects, topical networking sessions, as well as time for grantees to share best practices. This year's event is arranged according to three "learning" tracks -- transit-oriented development, adapting and responding to the current economic climate, and exploring new themes within the Foundation. Plenary Speakers this year include: Cleveland's Mayor Frank Jackson, Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Andrew Watterson, Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland, and Manuel Pastor, Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California. All of these sessions make for an annual retreat that our current grantees will not want to miss!