Coastal Carolina University and The Sun News are co-sponsoring Growth Summit 2004 on May 4 to bring regional leaders together to discuss the quality of life issues facing the Grand Strand.
How to manage growth is the central topic of the afternoon summit that begins at 1:30 p.m. in Coastal's Wheelwright Auditorium; it is free and open to the public, but attendees must call
349-2071 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation to attend.
Shelley Lauten, project director of myregion.org in Orlando, Fla., will be the main speaker at
2 p.m., offering tips on how her seven-county region in central Florida collaborated to improve quality of life, education, transportation and other issues.
A panel discussion at 3:10 p.m. will feature Lauten and Michael Gallis, a Charlotte, N.C., consultant who helped the Orlando area with a regional approach to growth. He also created regional source books for Memphis, Cincinnati and Western Michigan. .
At 4:30 p.m., David DeCenzo, dean of Coastal's Wall College of Business Administration, will bring the conference to conclusion with a call to action and final questions.
For more information, 349-2071.