2010 Great Park Summit
The 2010 Great Park Summit took place on March 5, 2010, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The theme was Partnerships/An Economic, Social and Environmental Health Plan.
Speakers & Presenters
Speakers for this year's event include: Steven Coleman, the Executive Director and President of Washington Parks & Places; Kevin Caravati, Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech University; Peter Wood, Health Foundation of South Florida; as well as Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez, and County Manager George Burgess.
- 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Complimentary Continental Breakfast; Exhibitors
- 8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks:
Bruce Greer, President, Board of Trustees,
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
- 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks:
Honorable Carlos Alvarez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, District 7, Miami-Dade County Commissioner
George M. Burgess, Miami-Dade County Manager
Jack Kardys, Director, Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of Courts, Miami-Dade County;
Chair, Board of County Commissioners Task Force on Climate Change
- Morning Session
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Executive Director & President
Washington Parks & People
Topic: Parks for People: Rediscovering the Power of
the Village Green
- 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Kevin Caravati, P.G.
Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Topic: Parks Rescue…Economy/Health/Environment
- 11:15 - noon
Director, Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department
Topic: Park and Open Space System Master
- NOON - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch; Exhibitors
- Afternoon Session
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Peter N. Wood, MPA, Vice President of Programs & Community Investments
Health Foundation of South Florida
Topic: Health and the Built Environment
- 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks:
W. Howard Gregg, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
CHALLENGE: Get Fit - It's a Walk in the Park
- Emerald Sponsor - $10,000
- Palmetto Truck Center
- Forest Level Sponsor - $5,000
- Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove
- Jade Level Sponsor - $2,500
- Recreational Design & Construction
- URS Corporation
- Bacardi USA
- Rep Services, Inc.
- Sage ($1000)
- Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l, Inc.
- Shade Systems, Inc.
- Rosenberg Gardner Design
- Forbes Architects
- Health Foundation of South Florida
- AECOM / Glatting Jackson
- Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, Inc.
- Fern ($500)
- EAS Engineering, Inc.
- Kimley - Horn & Associates, Inc.
- Municipal Lighting Systems, Inc.
- University of Miami
- Pine ($250)
- Marlin Engineering, Inc.
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