A Visionary Speaks

Charleston, SC Mayor Joe Riley to Speak in Memphis

Mark your calendar: September 21

Mayor RileyWidely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America, Joe Riley has served as Mayor of Charleston, S. C. for 30 years. Under his leadership, Charleston has focused on the beauty of its city and the quality of life for every resident. With unerring attention to detail, Riley has steered Charleston to become one of the most livable cities in America and the second most visited.

Mayor Riley, co-founder of the Mayor's Institute on City Design, has received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence for public housing, the Urban Land Institute J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, and the American Architectural Foundation Keystone Award for exemplary leadership in using architecture to transform a community.

Mayor Riley will be speaking at a noon luncheon in Memphis on Sept. 21 at Bridges Inc. to tell us what he did, how, why, and the results. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at 529-9828 or at www.friendsforourriverfront.org. Mayor Riley's visit is part of Architecture Month and is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Friends for Our Riverfront, and Memphis Heritage.

Click the first link below to download a form for ordering tickets by mail.

Links: Charleston's Waterfront Park. Click to enlarge