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AARP Offers Livability Workshop

5/31/2019

​AARP Rural Livability Workshop

The AARP invites libraries to take part in a livestream presentation by national and local experts about rural livability, with a focus on creating intergenerational communities, strengthening transportation options, improving housing affordability and choice, enhancing community infrastructure (with a focus on broadband and economic development), and preparing for extreme weather and disasters.  The livestream workshop is scheduled for June 19 (11 am-3 pm ET) and June 20 (11 am-2 pm ET).

Day 1 of the livestream event will feature presentations related to intergenerational communities, housing, broadband – and much more. Featured speakers include: Mark Fenton, national expert in public health, planning and transportation; David Lipsetz, Housing Assistance Council; Anthony Walters, National American Indian Housing Council; Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University; Brian Christenberry, Indiana Electric Cooperatives; Andrew Howard, Team Better Block; and Nancy LeaMond, AARP. 
 
Day 2 of the livestream event will feature presentations related to transportation, disasters and weather, how to engage federal and philanthropic partners – and much more. Featured speakers include: Cathy Glover, USDA; Jeremiah Christopher, FEMA; Laura Lee, Maine Community Foundation; Lamonte Guillory, LOR Foundation; Lynn Haglin, Northland Foundation; and former Meridian, MS Mayor John Robert Smith, Transportation for America.

Active participation by online attendees is encouraged.  REGISTER TODAY!  Please download PollEverywhere in advance, and engage in the conversation on Twitter using @AARPLivable and #AARPRural before and during the event.

The workshop is part of a collaboration between the AARP and WV Forward.  WV Forward is a statewide partnership led by West Virginia University, the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Marshall University to help grow the economy by adding jobs, investing in education and improving health and wellness to create the most prosperous West Virginia possible. 

Contact Information

stan.b.howell@wv.gov