At the second annual “Inspire Community Leadership Day,” Kim Wilson Vincent will deliver the keynote address to an audience of city officials, neighborhood leaders and engaged citizens. Her talk will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Lakefront Ramada in Geneva.
Vincent, an attorney in private practice, is the wife of Gregory J. Vincent, the President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Before moving to Geneva, Vincent served as a pro bono attorney and volunteer in Austin, Texas, where she donated generously of her time and resources as the former chancellor of the St. James’ Episcopal School, Parliamentarian of the Town Lake Chapter of the Links Inc. and Vice President for Development for Mexic-Arte Museum. She was a board member of the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project and volunteered at legal clinics serving AIDS Services of Austin clients where she provided assistance with everything from housing discrimination complaints to estate planning. Vincent was highly involved in court-appointed work, child protective services, mentoring young women and art education in the local public schools. During the summer of 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott commissioned Vincent as a Yellow Rose of Texas for her longstanding commitment to community service and, in her capacity as a lawyer, the pursuit of justice for children, women and indigent clients.
Prior to Vincent’s address, the Inspire Community Leadership conference will begin with a networking conference at 2 p.m., when conference goers can meet city councilors, neighborhood leaders and city staffers.
Breakout sessions will be held from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. on issues including neighborhood support, sustainability, civic engagement, community compacts and citizen academies.
The event will conclude with an awards dinner at 5:45 p.m., where residents and volunteers will be recognized for their efforts on behalf of their neighborhoods and the City of Geneva.