November Luncheon: “The Ever Changing Scene in Austin”
Date(s) - Tue, Nov 11, 2014
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
**New Location** NCJW Austin hosts a luncheon on Tuesday, November 11th at Corazon, 1101 W. 5th Street, from 11:15am to 1:00pm (networking time, 11:15-11:45am; program starts at 11:45am).
Our guest speaker will be Randi Shade, former member of the Austin City Council. Randi’s presentation is entitled, “The Ever Changing Scene in Austin”.
Big changes are in store for Austin over the next twelve months. We will usher in a new City Council, elected for the first time ever from geographic districts rather than at-large. We will also have a new mayor who will start the job at the same time we have a new County Judge for the first time in more than a decade; a new Chancellor to The University of Texas System; a new President to The University of Texas at Austin; a new superintendent for AISD; and a new Governor, among several other leadership changes at the Capitol. Randi will discuss these changes and answer your questions.
Randi Shade is a community volunteer and full-time mother of two children. Previously, she served as an Austin City Council Member, as the Executive Director of the Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation, and Founder/CEO of an Internet company she sold to a publicly traded company in 2005. Earlier in her career she launched AmeriCorps in Texas, and under her leadership Texas was awarded more money for support to community service initiatives than any other state. Randi earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1992 and before that a B.A. from the Plan II Honors Program at UT where she was elected student body president in 1987. Randi’s primary volunteer work currently revolves around her children’s schools, The University of Texas, and the Jewish Federation of Austin. She also serves on the boards of LIFT Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League of Austin.
The cost is $20 for NCJW members and $22 for non-members, all inclusive (cash only please). Newcomers are always welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.