On May 2, 2018, we held our annual Community Advisory Council meeting, hosted by Marymount University in their beautiful new building in Ballston.
As guests arrived, Pat Chatten and Steve Spangler were there to greet them and provide name tags. Member Joe Furgal was on hand to take photos – thank you Pat, Steve and Joe.
There were a few minutes for coffee and conversation before the meeting began.
After our President Art Gosling kicked off the meeting, we were welcomed by Dr. Marianne Ward-Peradoza, Dean and Professor at the School of Business Administration, Marymount University, our host.
Next, Council Chair Chris Milliken introduced our panel.
Former Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette led the interactive discussion on “The Changing Face of Arlington.” Panel members:
- Katie Cristol, current Arlington County Board Chair
- Kate Bates, CEO of Arlington Chamber of Commerce
- Adrian Stanton, Vice President of Marketing at Virginia Hospital Center
The room was packed and the discussion was of great interest to all. Topics discussed ranged from demographics to transportation to housing to open space. And of course, Amazon! The question and answer session was lively.
After the panel discussion ended, members had a bit of time to ask questions one on one and catch up with friends.
We are very thankful for our council members and look forward to their support in the upcoming year.
Encore Learning’s Community Advisory Council
Robert H. Brink
Christine T. Milliken
Patrick K. Murphy
Mary Margaret Whipple