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Public Markets & Community Development -- A Briefing & Reception, July 19th, Washington D.C.

  • Subject: [cg] Public Markets & Community Development -- A Briefing & Reception, July 19th, Washington D.C.
  • From: "Chris Heitmann" <cheitmann@pps.org>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 16:40:20 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: Public Markets & Community Development -- A Briefing & Reception, July 19th, Washington D.C.


A Briefing and Reception
Monday, July 19th, Washington D.C.
5:00 - 5:45pm Briefing, 1302 Longworth Building
Reception to follow, 1300 Longworth Building

Hosted by the Honorable Bob Goodlatte, R-VA
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation 

Space is limited; please RSVP with your name, email and affiliation, and
the number names, and affiliations of your guests to: Project for Public
Spaces, 212-620-5660 or via email at publicmarkets@pps.org
<mailto:publicmarkets@pps.org> .

Public markets and farmers markets are bringing new economic vitality to
thousands of communities and farms across the country. Come learn about
a new funding opportunity through the Ford Foundation that is taking a
fresh look at markets as a tool for job creation, community economic
development, and bringing new life to lower-income neighborhoods. Learn
also about other funding opportunities, exciting collaborations, and
about where to find the best information on starting up markets or
reinvigorating an existing market.   

Taste a sampling of farm fresh foods and wines direct from the Roanoke
City Market in Virginia and other markets around the country, including
Crescent City Farmers Market at the historic French Market in New
Orleans and Pike Place Market in Seattle. 

Public market and farmers market representatives are encouraged to visit
their Congressional offices and bring staff as guests! 

Briefing Agenda (5pm - 5:45pm) 

New Directions in Public Markets and Farmers Markets 
How Public Markets Benefit Communities and Agriculture (presentation) 
Q & A

Invited Participants

The Honorable Robert Goodlatte, R-VA

Miguel Garcia, Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Clarence Carter, Director, Office of Community Services/Department of
Heath and Human Services 

Steve Davies, Vice President, Project for Public Spaces/Public Market

Errol Bragg, Associate Deputy Administrator, Agricultural Marketing
Service, US Department of Agriculture

Michael Dittrich, Chairman, Board of Directors, Downtown Roanoke, Inc.
(Roanoke City Market)

Gus Schumacher, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation


The Longworth House Office Building is on Capitol Hill in Washington,
DC. It sits just south of the US Capitol on a site bounded by
Independence Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, South Capitol Street, and C
Street SE.

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