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5/15/2012

National Conference to Highlight Local Public Sector Leadership

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 63.2% of San Antonio's population was of Hispanic or Latino origin in 2010, and that figure continues to grow here and around the nation. Companies are focusing on this rapidly-increasing demographic, and The Chamber is encouraging its members to learn more about how to better assist and connect with this significant audience. The International Hispanic Network (IHN) is hosting “Mission: Posíble,” its 2012 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting, in San Antonio May 23-25, and Chamber Members can take advantage of this opportunity to meet IHN members and leadership.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will kick off the conference at the opening session. Additionally, there are breakout sessions focused on Public Management, Policy Initiatives, Professional Development and mobile workshops centered around the following local priorities:

  • “San Antonio River Expansion North and Pearl Brewery Redevelopment” - a moderator will describe the redevelopment of the Museum Reach on the way to the Pearl. Upon arrival at the Pearl, the developer will provide a tour of the redevelopment including components such as the Culinary Arts Institute and residential properties. 
  • “Mission Branch Library and SA River Redevelopment Project” - a bus ride to the new Mission Branch Library, which complements the investment in the San Antonio River Improvements Project. The tour will include a visit to Mission San Jose.
  • “Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Westside Economic Development Initiatives” - a bus ride to the near west side of downtown to showcase the economic development projects that serve a predominately Hispanic/minority population. The Avenida Guadalupe Association has been working in this area for more than 20 years as a neighborhood commercial corridor. 

Additional conference speakers include San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Former Mayor Henry Cisneros, and Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade.

Click here to register, or for more information, please contact Adriana Garcia at adriana.garcia@sanantonio.gov.

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