2015-16 Engage Series Launches

2015-16 Engage Series Launches

We invite you to join us as Leadership Austin kicks off our Engage Breakfast Series presented by the Austin Board of REALTORS ® on September 9th!  As the city is recognized for its positive qualities on a national scale, we have to ask ourselves if we are living up to the values Austin promotes.  We all know that Austin is easy to love, but is it getting harder to live here? This season, Judy Maggio joins the Leadership Austin team to help examine Austin’s conscience; our triumphs and our challenges. The Engage Breakfast brings together decision makers and thought leaders in Austin to look at critical issues in our community. You leave with a better understanding and ways to get involved.

Tickets and Series Passes on Sale Now!
Purchase your series pass today and get 10% off the regular registration price. Other topics that will be discussed this season include Women in Leadership, Music & Film, Austin’s Thriving Economy and the Business Community and much more! Purchasing a season pass allows you to register just one time for the year and never miss out on those events that sell out. 

Wednesday, September 9
Austin — Our Community Conscience

Many of us have a love affair with this city we call home.  Austin is a popular, progressive place with a world-wide reputation as a hip, happening destination. The economy is thriving and more than 100 people move here every day.  But is Austin believing too much of its own press?  In our first Engage Breakfast, we plan to explore what’s at the core of our community conscience, where we shine and where we are falling short.

Our panelists include:

Mark Strama,Head of Google Fiber in Austin; former Texas State Representative, 50th District
Sheryl Cole, Attorney, The Cole Law Firm, Former Mayor Pro Tem
Paul Saldana, District 6 Trustee, A.I.S.D. 
Robert Hadlock, Moderator, KXAN

Wednesday, September 9 from 7:30 – 9:00 am
The Long Center, Kodosky Lounge
Tickets: $25.00

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Wednesday, October 14
Public Safety:  Training & Cultural Diversity

High profile cases have made Texas a flash-point in the ongoing conversation about potential racial bias in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement agencies across the country are under intense scrutiny as they grapple with use of force issues and the community’s perspective. When it comes to the community, where does public safety stand on racial sensitivity, training and cultural diversity?  We’ll talk to the top two law officers in Travis County as we take a close look at public safety in our region.

Our panelists include:







Chief Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, City of Austin
Sheriff Greg Hamilton, Sheriff, Travis County
Shannon Wolfson, Moderator, KXAN


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We look forward to seeing you there!

Leadership Austin


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