Philip Hooper, Executive Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, will be speaking on the topic of Economic Development in the City of Evansville, at the YWCA’s Personally Speaking Series on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Noon in the YWCA Parlor. These are exciting times for our community with the new hotel development and the possibility of a medical school complex coming to our city. Mr. Hooper will discuss these developments and much more in addition to fielding questions from the attendees. Admission is $6.00.
Philip R. Hooper is the Executive Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development for the City of Evansville, where he coaches a team that works every day to preserve historic assets, revitalize core urban areas, and administer the local connection to HUD’s community development programs. Prior to moving to Evansville, Philip worked in the Department of Metropolitan Development for the City of Indianapolis where he managed the City’s response to Quality of Life Planning, TIF projects relating to the downtown canal and the Super Bowl Legacy Project on the city’s Near Eastside, and the lease of the City’s parking meter assets resulting from a unique 30% revenue sharing agreement over 50 years. A board member of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, Philip has been involved with issues of community, economy, and the built environment since his undergraduate focus in 2000. Philip graduated from Wheaton College in 2002 with a B.A. in socio‐cultural anthropology and urban studies, and he lives with his wife, son, and daughter in the Riverside historic district.
Now in its 23rd season, the YWCA’s Personally Speaking series continues to raise money for services to victims of domestic violence. Tickets to these noontime presentations are $6.00 and there is general seating. A complete listing of speakers may be found at www.ywcaevansville.org.
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The Evansville YWCA is a member of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the oldest and largest women’s membership movement in the country.
Over the years, YWCA programs have changed to meet the evolving needs of women and girls. In 1979, the YWCA opened the first domestic violence shelter in Evansville. Other current programs include a transition housing program for women in recovery, an emergency shelter for homeless women and children, the Live Y’ers after‐school and mentoring program for at‐risk girls in grades 3 through 12, and the Summer Fun day camp for school‐aged children. Special programs and events for the general public are also offered. Visit www.ywcaevansville.org for more information.
YWCA 24‐Hour Domestic Violence Hotline • 866‐367‐9922