DSCA Forum on Optimal Living

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Helping to Create a More Livable Community – Balancing Growth, Engaging Generations, and Sustaining Resources

Wednesday, April 12, 2017   –  Buffet Lunch Included 

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236

How can we work together to plan, design, build and implement a vibrant, livable community.   Learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance life in our community.  Hear presentation from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion.

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McCarthy-photoJohn McCarthy
Director of Advancement Historic Spanish Point

Forum MC & Panel Facilitator

Mc Carthy video link



Segment 1 Presenters:

Kathy Black, Ph.D.
Professor USF Sarasota-Manatee

Topic : The Role of Age-Friendly Sarasota in Optimal Living in Our Community

Black Video Link


Tom Barwin
Sarasota City Manager

Topic: Key City Initiatives that Support Optimal Living in Sarasota

Barwin Video Link



Jamie Minton
Girls Inc. Director of K-8 Initiatives
Young Professional Group, Government Issues Board Chair

Topic: The Needs of Millennials for an Optimal Living Environment

Minton Video Link



Hedda Matza-Haughton
LSCW Co-Chair
Board of Directors Arts for Healthy Sarasota-Manatee

Topic: “Laugh for the Health of It” for Optimal Aging

Houghton Video Link



Segment 2 Presenters:


Mary Dougherty- Slapp
Executive Director
Gulf Coast Builders Exchange

Topic: Building a Better Community Together

Slapp Video Link


Greg Hall

Hall Architects

Topic: Design for an Optimal Living Environment

Hall Video Link


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Kevin Cooper
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Chamber Programs Addressing All Ages for Optimal Living in Sarasota

Question & Answer Panel Session

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