What Does the Future Look Like for Northern Kentucky?
In today’s global economy, people can choose to live almost anywhere. In the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan region of 2.1 million people, 17% or just over 450,000 people make the choice to call Northern Kentucky home. Great places don’t happen by accident, and for the past few decades, Northern Kentucky has used strategic planning to ensure continuous improvement. To accelerate this trajectory, Skyward (previously known as Vision 2015) the engineer and the engine behind myNKY, a community-driven five-year strategic work plan has designed strategies to connect education, wellness, business, and culture in innovative, inclusive, productive ways.
Kristine Frech, Vice President of Skyward said, “The five year workplan contains four bold and inspiring goals including education, wellness, jobs, and vibrancy. With these goals, the vision is poised to bring success to our residents, families, and businesses; fostering a community that is vibrant, inclusive and connected.”
On July 28th, The Northern Kentucky Forum will host “What Does the Future Look Like for myNKY?” at the Northern Kentucky University Digitorium in the College of Informatics.
Northern Kentucky Forum board chair Carla Landon explained, “This region is a place where anyone who wants to get involved can do so. The Northern Kentucky Forum looks forward to partnering with Skyward in an aim to accelerate change in the community we love. I hope everyone who was involved in the creation of the myNKY plan as well as anyone just learning about it will join us for the public launch of this plan and come ready to help!”
A panel moderated by Director of Public Relations of NKU, Amanda (Van Benschoten) Nageleisen, will discuss the four broad goals of the plan. Panelists include:
• Candace McGraw, CEO CVG International Airport, Skyward Board Chair
• Bill Scheyer, President Skyward
• Sharmili Reddy, Ft. Mitchell City Administrator
• Kara Williams, Shoestring Strategies LLC.
• Janice Urbanik, Partnership for a Competitive Workforce
• Dr. Lynn Saddler, NKY Health Department
• Tara Johnson, Catalytic Development Fund Corporation
EVENT DETAILSWhen: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Northern Kentucky University Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY
Admission: This event is FREE and open to the public.