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EPN Partners with the Columbus Metropolitan Club for November Luncheon

Oct. 23, 2013

The Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is partnering with the Columbus Metropolitan Club for its' monthly networking event.  Registration is now open for an EPN Luncheon - Infrastructure in Decline, So Goes the Nation?  

The luncheon will be held at the  Athletic Club of Columbus (ACC). The ACC is on the north side of East Broad St., just east of Third St.
The program welcomes two panelists -- Brian Pallasch, Managing Director, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Greg Murphy, Assistant Director and Chief of Staff, Ohio Dept. of Transportation. The moderator will be William Murdock, Executive Director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Brian Pallasch will start the program with a brief overview of ASCE’s just-released infrastructure report and grade card, and the 16 categories addressed.  Each attendee will receive a copy of the executive summary.   The panel will also explore how ideas for sustainability and “green infrastructure” and other innovations fit into the infrastructure “solutions” picture.
Cost for the lunch will be at a discounted rate of $30.  While lunch is served at noon you will likely want to arrive not much after 11:30 AM for signing in and networking; the program ends at 1:15 sharp, but with cookies and more chances to network afterwards.  In case you are not familiar with the Columbus Metropolitan Club, it is the premier place for community discussions on a broad range of key issues.  Many community leaders are among the projected 200-plus attendees, and sessions are broadcast on TV and usually generate substantial media coverage.  Time is always reserved for audience questions and comments.  Also, it is a treat to attend a meeting at the Athletic Club of Columbus, a 99-year old architectural masterpiece on the National Register of Historic Places.  Ample parking facilities are nearby.
Download luncheon flyer to share here.
Image source: American Society of Civil Engineers