Small Cities Forum – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Small Cities Forum

On Monday Oct. 25, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host a collaborative event with the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center. The event, to be held in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, will bring together a panel of community development professionals from across the country to look at Geneva and other small U.S. cities to answer the question “What makes a small city great?”

The presenter for the event is Charles Buki, who has served as a consultant to the Millennial Housing Commission of the U.S. Congress, has been in leadership positions in many different neighborhood development and planning companies, and founded his own company in 2001: czbLLC, a neighborhood Planning Firm.

Members of the panel represent an interdisciplinary team with decades of experience. They include Michael Shubert and David Boelhke, who together with Buki are founders of The Healthy Neighborhood Group at Fall Creek Consultants, Elizabeth Schilling, Karen Beck Pooley and Don Lenz.

The moderator for this event is JoAnna Schull, a strategy and marketing consultant who helps senior leaders innovate and articulate new brand and business strategies in their organizations.  During the past 10 years she has led engagements at companies such as Alcoa, Blue Shield of California, HP, The Gap, Coca Cola, IBM, Yahoo, Starbucks and many others. Schull has a BA in English literature.