GreenTown Conference - Michiana


When: 10/11/2013 - 10/12/2013

Location: Doubletree Hotel

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Contact Information

123 N St Joseph Street South Bend, Indiana 46601




GreenTown will be held Friday, October 11, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown South Bend, IN. Pre-conference events will be held on Thursday, October 10.

GreenTown brings together the public sector and the private sector to “connect the dots”, to inspire and to work together to remake our communities. From healthy living to local food, energy to green infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Key Speakers:
Mark Fenton:
Mark Fenton is a fast-walking, power-talking advocate for creating walkable communities – and for getting people out to walk in their community. A contributing editor to Health Magazine and host of “America’s Walking” on PBS, Fenton is a high energy speaker that will get you motivated to walk – and create a healthy environment for all.

George Heartwell:
George Heartwell is the Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Heartwell took office in 2004 and is now serving his third term as mayor. During his tenure, City government has focused on sustainability, bringing the public sector and private sector together to make Grand Rapids a model for sustainable communities. Among other initiatives, Grand Rapids has provided leadership through the purchase of renewable resource energy, use of alternative fuels in city vehicles, continued attention to water quality in the Grand River, and widespread implementation of energy conservation measures. In January 2007 the United Nations recognized Grand Rapids as a “Regional Center of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development.”

DoubleTree Hotel
Located in downtown South Bend
123 N St Joseph Street
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 234-2000

GreenTown Michiana Steering Committee

Jill Adams, Environmental Specialist, Berrien County
Krista Bailey, Assistant Director, IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future
Paula Bartholome, Owner, Garden to Table
Jon Burke, Energy Director, South Bend Office of Energy
Marcy Colclough, Senior Planner, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
Ken Flowers, Director, Lake Michigan College
Jenny French, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Notre Dame Center for Sustainable Energy
Gary Gilot, Board President, South Bend Board of Public Works
Angel Hernandez, Vice President of Production, WNIT Public Television
John Houseal, Principal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Mike Keen, Director, IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future
Kara Kelly, Director of Communications, City of South Bend
Tyler Kent, City Planner, City of Valparaiso
Frank Kirschner, President, I.E. Hampton & Associates
Becky Kliss, President, Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum
Linda Kurtos, Director, Notre Dame Office of Sustainability
Bill LaDitka, Director of Architecture, Wightman & Associates
Charles Lehman, President and CEO, Lehman & Lehman Inc.
John Linn, Principal, Abonmarche
Lyn Lucker, Business Consultant, MGSSBG
Angie Nelson, Public Affairs Manager, NIPSCO
Peter Rienks, Senior Account Executive, Inovateus Solar
Lauren Riga, Director of Stormwater Management District, City of Gary
Erin Smith, Senior Director, Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Jennifer Stephens, Catering Sales Manager, DoubleTree Hilton of South Bend
Quinn Tabbert, Sales Manager, Lake Michigan College
Mark Walker, Director and Business Development, Kuert Concrete Inc.
Carolyne Wallace, Conference Manager, Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County
Doug Way, Vice President and Administrative Services Manager, 1st Source Bank