WRC’s 9th Annual Meeting, “Placemaking: Why it Matters,” took place on Tuesday, May 5 at World Cafe Live at The Queen. Attendees were updated on the continuing development in Downtown Wilmington as well as provided a presentation on WRC’s core strategic project Wilmington’s Creative District (CD), a vibrant city center, focused on innovative production and consumption, where creative entrepreneurs – artists, musicians, designers and tech innovators – and neighborhood residents thrive and where locally designed goods and original works are made and consumed.
WRC’s Board Chair Glenn Moore welcomed guests, Marge Hannum from JPMorgan Chase introduced Governor Markell who spoke about the economic growth throughout the City and State, WRC Board Member Sylvia Banks introduced Chief of Staff Cleon Cauley who spoke about the City’s core initiatives. Rob Snowberger of BPG introduced Keynote Speaker, Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces. Mr. Kent shared examples of Placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, and design. Following Mr. Kent’s speech, WRC’s Managing Director Carrie Gray concluded the annual meeting by thanking the many corporate sponsors for their support, as well as the audience for their support and participation.
Visit WRC’s Flickr page to see additional 2015 Annual Meeting photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125876477@N02/sets/72157653432093830
WRC’s 2015 Annual Meeting Press:
Delaware Public Media Article and Audio Featuring WRC and Wilmington’s Creative District