Pine Bluff Rising: Summit Meeting on February 23, 2017

Sun rising, symbolic of Pine Bluff Rising. Photo credit: Horjaraul (Pixabay account username, full name not provided.) Symbolic sun rise

Pine Bluff Rising will hold its next summit meeting on February 23 (Thursday), 2017, 6:30 p.m., at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.  Their announcement via twitter is below:

Pine Bluff Rising is a new nonprofit that seeks to improve economic development, infrastructure, and quality of life in Pine Bluff.  Examples of their work include encouraging or facilitating youth mentoring programs and neighborhood clean-up groups; resolving blighted property issues directly (through purchase of downtown building) and indirectly (by facilitating plans for resolving these issues); and negotiating downtown quiet times/zones with Union Pacific.

Pine Bluff Rising’s board members (affiliations in parentheses) are Ryan Watley (Assistant Director of Development for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff); William Carpenter (Little Rock-based entrepreneur and management consultant); Caleb McMahon (Director for Economic Development for Jefferson County); and Tom Reilly (Businessman and Chairman of Highland Pellets).

Karen Coker
About Karen Coker

Karen Coker, a native of Pine Bluff, is the editor and publisher of PB Junction. Though she started PB Junction as a creative and technical endeavor, she has found people's stories to be the most interesting part of it. In addition to this website, she writes scientific reports and has a background in statistical analysis as well.

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