Hear from these visionaries about what's next for Midtown Atlanta.
The objective of this event each year is to provide substantive timely updates about the key issues impacting Midtown Atlanta, preview upcoming initiatives and stretch the audience's thinking about the future of cities.
Midtown's Imperatives for the Future
Mary Pat Matheson will lay out Midtown Alliance's leadership vision for how the district can emerge stronger and continue growing on the strength of shared goals and committed partners. Mary Pat is the incoming chair of Midtown Alliance Board of Directors and for the past 20 years has served as President and CEO of the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Under her leadership, the Garden raised more than $100M for expansion and has pioneered innovative education, marketing, business administration, horticulture and conservation efforts with a rapidly growing membership base. Matheson is a past president of the American Public Gardens Association and also serves on the Board of the Food Well Alliance. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Making Atlanta Stronger
The Hon. Andre Dickens is Atlanta's 61st Mayor. He previously served two terms on Atlanta City Council, where he chaired the transportation committee. Mayor Dickens grew up in Southwest Atlanta, where he attended Atlanta Public Schools, and he holds degrees from Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. He also served as Chief Development Officer at Midtown-based TechBridge, using technology to empower nonprofit, mission-based organizations.
Your Role in Achieving Midtown's Potential and Keynote Introduction
John McColl is Executive Vice President of Cousins Properties Incorporated, managing significant development projects throughout the Southeast, including Terminus and Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate development and finance. He has served on the Midtown Community Improvement District Board for more than 20 years.
Midtown Atlanta's Action Plan to Create More Vibrancy at Street-Level
Anna Muessig brings expertise in creative engagement and evidence-based storytelling to influence the built environment, putting people at the center of decisions that shape public life in our cities. Her team at Gehl has worked for the past six months with Midtown Alliance and partners to develop an action plan that will create more street-level energy in the district, aligning the interests of property owners with urban design, economic development and transportation strategies.
Kevin Green is President and CEO of Midtown Alliance. He will provide updates on recent and near-term improvement projects as well as shared wins for Midtown and the City of Atlanta. Kevin has been a resident of the City of Atlanta for over 30 years and has been working for much of that time to advance livability and economic opportunity in the Atlanta region. Green previously served as Executive Director of The Clean Air Campaign and Vice President of Environmental Affairs with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Atlantans” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the last 10 years. Green currently serves on the Leadership Atlanta Board of Trustees, the Board of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Board and Executive Committee of the International Downtown Association, and The Emory University Board of Visitors, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Purchase Your Tickets Now for the 2023 Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting
We're excited to reunite at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday morning, February 8 and imagine together the future of our City.