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Rochester Regional Community Design Center (RRCDC) presents...COMING UP! Monday May 10, 2010...
5th Annual Award Winning Lecture Series, Reshaping RochesterGet Your Ticket Now for John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America & Former Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi
   Monday May 10, 2010 at the Memorial Art Gallery:
"Getting On The Right Track"

John Robert Smith is the former Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, and a long-time activist on behalf of passenger rail. He is co-chairman of the National Forum on the Future of Passenger Rail, is a member of Amtrak's board, and a member of the transportation committees of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

A veteran of the station-centered community development movement, Smith led the drive to renovate the City of Meridian's Union Station, a $7 million historic restoration project that created a new multimodal transportation center, dramatically increased use of the station, raised property values and city tax receipts, and lowered crime in the station's neighborhood. Learn More.

Smith is President and CEO of Reconnecting America and was a founding partner and board member of Reconnecting America's predecessor organization, the Great American Station Foundation, voting to expand its mission and change its name in 2004.

Get Your Ticket Now

Rochester is buzzing with talk about new downtown development, new transit stations, high speed rail, and downtown circulators. But how do these pieces fit together? Cities across America are using transportation investments like these to transform themselves in a big way. And, if we play our cards right, we too can join the list of revitalized American cities.

On May 10, 2010, John Robert Smith — one of the people who helped spark this revolution — will be in Rochester to help give us some perspective. Come see how he and others are reconnecting America and find out how transportation can help shape a new Rochester.

Event Info:

This event is presented by the
Rochester Regional Community Design Center.

Time: Monday, May 10, 2010 • 7-9 pm
Location: Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Tickets: $15/advance • $20/door • $5/student*

Tickets are also available at
Parkleigh (Park & S. Goodman)
and all Wegmans locations.

* Student tickets available only at venue with
valid student ID or through the University of
Rochester Common Market

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