Raven Society annual meeting to feature quality growth expert

The annual meeting of the Raven Society will be on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library.

The featured speaker is Bridget Jones, Ed.D., executive director of the Cumberland Region Tomorrow, a non-profit organization working to support and encourage quality growth in a 10-county region of Middle Tennessee. CRT emphasizes improved planning and coordination between public and private sectors, with emphasis on land use, transportation and rural preservation. For more information visit www.cumberlandregiontomorrow.org.

The public is invited to hear Dr. Jones give an overview of quality growth: what it is, why we need it, and what resources we need to help us plan for it. Kathleen Skinner, chairperson of The Raven Society said, “Quality of life is key to both our economic health and our personal well-being. We know that high quality communities do not just happen. They require thought, effort, vision, collaboration and commitment. By planning for growth and guiding it, we can keep and enhance our county’s economic health and also maintain our unique assets. Dr. Jones and Cumberland Region Tomorrow have extensive and successful experience helping communities in Middle Tennessee and we are glad to have her share some of that experience with us.”

The public is invited to stay for a brief Raven Society business meeting immediately following the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

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