Nov. 16, 2010
Downtown matters: KMOV-TV Anchor Vickie Newton Joins the Holden Forum to Share Perspectives on St. Louis and the Region
Focus on Downtown speaker series continues on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Mosaic Restaurant.
The Holden Public Policy Forum, a nonpartisan program of Webster University, is no stranger to downtown St. Louis. Operating out of the historic Old Post Office, Forum Founder and Director, former Mo. Gov. Bob Holden is serious about helping grow and strengthen the city’s core.
"For those of us who love St. Louis, revitalizing our Downtown district matters," says Holden. "That's why we have partnered with Focus St. Louis to host this informal series that gives residents one more great reason to explore their urban hub."
The upcoming Focus on Downtown program features KMOV-TV Anchor Vickie Newton and is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Mosaic Restaurant on Washington Avenue. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Complimentary wine tasting hosted by various Missouri wineries is a part of each event.
Focus on Downtown is hosted by the Holden Forum in partnership with Focus St. Louis, a downtown association that works to create positive change through leadership, policy, and community connection. Two previous events this fall have featured St. Louis media personalities Don Marsh (KWMU-FM) and Steve Savard (KMOV-TV). Charlie Brennan (KMOX-AM) will headline the final event of the series, slated for Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Old Post Office.
The decision to design the events around media personalities was "natural," according to Holden, who said journalists and the media offer a "unique and substantial" perspective about the issues facing downtown. "Each guest is in a position to know the most important issues and brings a firsthand understanding of the variety of perspectives involved," Holden said. "Giving our audience the opportunity to dialogue with Don, Vickie, Steve and Charlie in an informal setting is informative and enlightening for us all, whether we reside downtown or in the County."
Learn more and receive updates for upcoming events online at http://www.holdenpolicyforum.org.