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Kalispell Chamber Luncheon - Downtown Urban Renewal - 10/17 - Kalispell

October 12, 2017View for printing

How can Kalispell accelerate investment in the downtown core area now that the timeline is set for the removal of the railroad tracks?

Tracy Huggins, Executive Director for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, will be leading a small-group conversation prior to the Kalispell Chamber's October Luncheon where she will tell the story of the redevelopment of the Lower Downtown area of Denver, CO through the '90s and '00s, which is widely considered one of the most successful urban renewal examples in the western US.

This small group event will be comprised of representatives of the City of Kalispell, Montana West Economic Development, downtown property owners, civic growth associations, and the development community.

WHY: Over the last several years, many businesses have invested in the core area of Kalispell, with the belief that the area's redevelopment will drive additional growth. Now that the timeline is set for the removal of the railroad tracks, how can Kalispell accelerate investment in the core area? Learn what the challenges, successes, and steps a community can take to promote growth, investment, and jobs in downtown urban renewal from a successful redevelopment area that's been through it.

WHO: Tracy Huggins, Executive Director, Denver Urban Renewal Authority

Tracy Huggins joined the Denver Urban Renewal Authority in October 1992 as a controller and oversaw the agency's financial involvement in a number of significant redevelopment efforts. In 2000, Tracy was named the organization's Executive Director. A certified public accountant, Tracy came to DURA from Strait-Kushinsky, a Denver public accounting firm. Currently, Tracy is on the board of directors for Mountain States Employment Council, Gold Crown Foundation, Downtown Colorado, Inc, and the Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation. Tracy is also a 2001 graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 - 10:30am

You are also invited to attend the Chamber's full luncheon program, featuring Tracy Huggins, from 12:00-1:15pm at the Red Lion Hotel - Kalispell.

Note: Tracy will be returning to Denver immediately following the conclusion of the luncheon program and we cannot guarantee she will be available for interview. Please plan to attend the morning small group event if you intend to ask questions.

WHERE: WGM Group, 431 1st Ave W, Kalispell

RSVP/INFO: Please notify Kate Lufkin, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Kalispell Chamber of your intent to attend either the small group discussion and/or the luncheon event: k.lufkin@kalispellchamber.com or (406) 758-2801.
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