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Friday, March 6, 2015

Northern Kentucky Forum to Examine Airport Governance

NKY Forum. FTM file. 
ERLANGER, KY - Should a regional asset be governed solely by one county? This is just one of the questions that will be asked as the Northern Kentucky Forum hosts an event on March 10th at the METs Center in Erlanger, “CVG’s Future: Up in the Air?”

Few institutions impact our region as deeply as the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  Ticket prices. Destinations. Number of flights. Jet noise.  All of those have drawn public attention over the years, in addition to the governance of an airport that is located in one county, governed by another and serving several.

 “The airport is key to the success of our region.  We are pleased to be hosting an event on such an important regional topic,” Northern Kentucky Forum Board Chair Carla Landon said.

Panelists include: Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann; Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioner Greg Hartmann; CVG Vice President for Planning and Development Barbara Schempf; and, from the business community, REDI Cincinnati President and CEO Johnna Reeder. Enquirer reporter James Pilcher will moderate. Pilcher has written extensively about the airport and its governance.

When:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018
Admission: This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Tune in: On Monday, March 9th at 1pm for WVXU/91.7 FM for Cincinnati Edition, which will feature a segment with Mr. Pilcher, Judge Knochelmann and Commissioner Hartmann. More at

Event Partners: The Northern Kentucky Forum welcomes our partners for this event, Enquirer Media and the Cincinnatus Association
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Join us again on Thursday, April 16th for State of Affairs: Community/Police Relations in Northern Kentucky. What does a healthy community-police relationship look like?  How healthy are the communities of Northern Kentucky?  A panel of experts will examine this topic in a deep dialogue about where we have been, where we are now, and where we want to go.  Mark your calendar as you will not want to miss it! Location and panelists TBA.

The Northern Kentucky Forum is a partnership of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Vision 2015 and Legacy - three nonpartisan groups in Northern Kentucky dedicated to public engagement. The Forum conducts several "public square" events each year around current events and public policy in locations across Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties. Forum events are free and the Northern Kentucky community as a whole.

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