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Quality of Life

Quality of Life Day

  • 7:00
    Board the Bus in Avondale

    105 41st Street South, 35222

  • 7:10 – 7:30
    Travel to Carver Theatre

    1631 4th Avenue North, 35203    

    327-9424

  • 7:30 – 8:00
    Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 9:00
    THE THEATRE DISTRICT

    Moderator: David Fleming (’09), President, REV Birmingham

    Tom Walker, Development Manager, Bayer Properties

    Brian Beshara, Managing Principal, Beshara Investment Group

    Mike Gibson, President, Appleseed Workshop

    Tom Cosby (’90), Fundraising Consultant, Birmingham Landmarks

  • 9:00 – 9:30
    BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS

    Dr. Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, Superintendent, Birmingham City Schools

  • 9:30 – 10:00
    Break
  • 10:00 – 10:30
    CIVIL RIGHTS DISTRICT

    Hon.William A. Bell (‘97), Mayor, City of Birmingham

  • 10:30 – 11:00
    Travel to Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    2612 Lane Parke Road, 35223

    (205) 414-3940          

    Ireland Room

  • 11:00 – 11:30
    RED ROCK TRAILS

    Jane Reed Ross (’11), Landscape Architect

  • 11:30 – 12:30
    Lunch/ZOO & GARDENS

    Fred Spicer (’06), CEO, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Jesse Vogtle (’11), Immediate Past Board Chair, Birmingham Zoo; Partner, Balch & Bingham

    Johnathan Austin (’11), President, Birmingham City Council

  • 12:30 – 12:45
    Break/Walk out through Gardens
  • 12:45 – 1:15
    Travel to Time Inc. Food Studios

    3854 Old Montgomery Highway, 35209

    (205) 445 – 6000

  • 1:15 – 2:00
    FARM TO TABLE

    Cathy Sloss Jones (’91), President, Sloss Real Estate Company, Inc.; Founder, Pepper Place Farmers Market

    Robin Bashinsky, Recipe Developer, Time Inc. Food Studios

    Katie Davis, Farm Director, Jones Valley Teaching Farm

    Hunter Lewis, Editor, Cooking Light

  • 2:00 – 3:00
    FOOD STUDIOS TOUR

    Allison Lowery, Director, Time Inc. Food Studios

  • 3:00 – 3:30
    Travel to MAKEbhm

    4000 3rd Avenue South, 35222

  • 3:30 – 4:00
    Welcome & Tour

    Bruce Lanier, Founder, MAKEBhm

  • 4:00 – 4:45
    NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT

    Moderator: Jay Smith, Forest Park/South Avondale Neighborhood Association; Partner, Leitman, Siegal, & Payne, P.C.

    Brian Teasley, Owner, Saturn/Satellite

    Elizabeth Barbaree-Tasker (’13), Chief of Operations and Finance, REV Birmingham

    Smith Williams (’95), Retired; Avondale Resident

  • 4:45 – 5:30
    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: THE RISE INITIATIVE

    John Colon, Director, Community Development Department, City of Birmingham

    Phil Amthor, Planner, City of Birmingham

    Matt Churnock, Planner, City of Birmingham

  • 5:30 – 6:30
    End of Year Party