What does it mean to build a vibrant community? Session Sponsored by Beach Community Bank

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pensacola Little Theatre
In this engaging conversation, Quint Studer and Dottie DeHart discuss:
  • What does it mean to be a vibrant community?
  • How do leaders help communities get unstuck from a negative trajectory?
  • Should we stop wasting time trying to appeal to and listen to the naysayers in our towns?
  • How do you balance the need to take small, incremental steps with community desires to execute big visions and address big problems?
  • How can we learn from other communities’ successes without trying to copy exactly what they’ve done in our town?
  • Why is downtown the best place to begin your community’s revitalization efforts?
  • What is the role of local government in guiding the future of a successful town?
  • How important are wealthy community benefactors today?
  • How can revitalization efforts benefit all residents, especially those in poorer neighborhoods?

“Our country was built on place, built on neighbors, built on people helping each other… I think people are yearning for that again and that’s what a downtown does.”

— Quint Studer