Calling the next generation
From the office of state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh (sign in packet is attached to this item — see link)Official_Pre-Program:
“El Paso’s Young Professionals – Unite, Dream, Lead”
What do we want El Paso to look like in 2020? Will solar energy be a driver in El Paso’s economy? Will downtown revitalization include viable light rail? What will happen to UTEP with Tier One?
We are asking our young professionals who believe in El Paso’s future to enhance our economic growth right now. Right now, El Paso is on the brink of major change, and it will be the advocates of the new generation that will promote innovations of the 21st century needed to provide a modern quality of life for our community.
Unite – August 20-23 of this year, The United Way Young Leaders Society and our office are encouraging emerging leaders from El Paso to register for the Young Professionals’ Capitol Retreat. This retreat will take place at the Capitol where emerging leaders will learn about innovations in solar energy, high speed light rail, downtown economic development infrastructure, great universities, health care policy, medical policy, to help build the vision for El Paso 2020. They will network with each other, learn from leaders around the state, listen to innovators in industries of the future, and bike ride through downtown Austin to gather ideas and develop friendships for a new generation.
Dream – Emerging leaders will brainstorm and create a strategic plan on what they envision will be the industries and technologies needed in El Paso.
Lead – Upon their return to El Paso, emerging leaders will share their ideas with the community and take positive steps to implement their ideas.
There are only a few more spots available, applicants will be chosen on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to nominate an emerging leader to be a part of what will be El Paso’s next generation of leaders. For more information contact Analisa Cordova at (915) 544-1990 or by email email@example.com. To become a sponsor of this program, contact Farren Hinton of the United Way at (915) 533-2434 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be having an informational meeting for participants on August 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at The Surf Club (map). You can find more information about El Paso’s Young Professionals Capitol Retreat on our blog at http://capitolep09.wordpress.com/.
In addition, we would also like to thank the following sponsors for all of their support:
§ El Paso Electric
§ Texas Gas Services Company
§ Black El Paso Democrats
§ TVO Development