The OCU Alumni Association will host a lunch and learn session titled “Living, Working, and Playing in the Urban Core.”
The session will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library.
The session will be led by a discussion panel of local business professionals from BetterBlockOKC:
· Allison Barta Bailey, local retail consultant and operator of the Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown
· Dustin Akers, project manager for the Alliance of Economic Development of Oklahoma City and chairman of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group
· Kristen Vails, executive director of the Plaza District Association
· Shane Hampton, fellow at the OU Institute for Quality Communities
· Ashley Terry, current chairwoman of BetterBlockOKC, member of the H&8th Board of Directors, and secretary for the Plaza District Association Board of Directors
BetterBlockOKC is a community revitalization project which seeks to demonstrate how to improve a street through pedestrian interaction with art and culture. The project builds temporary improvements to local streets to emphasize how change can be made quick, high-impact, and low-cost.
Lunch will be served for $10, but participants are invited to bring their own.
Spaces are limited for the event, and registration is required. Interested participants can email the OCU Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or RSVP online at https://www.formstack.com/forms/okcu-alumni_lunch_and_learn.