Lake County finalizes agenda of speakers, presenters for ‘Professionals Turning Green Symposium’ in June

MOUNT DORA, FL – May 6, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — An impressive slate of speakers and presenters is set for the “Professionals Turning Green Symposium” on Thursday, June 11, from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Friday, June 12, from 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora.

The purpose of the symposium is for professionals in varying fields to share ideas about conserving and maximizing natural resources. An agenda of presentations at the symposium will cover a variety of topics including green energy, green enterprise, green government, green design & construction, green lodging and green municipal solid waste. The intended audience for the symposium is entrepreneurs, land-use planners, engineers, architects, hoteliers, civil engineers, solid-waste staff, and public health & government officials.

The cost of attending the symposium is $100, which includes a continental breakfast each morning; lunch on Thursday with Daniel Parker, Assistant Division Director of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health; and a banquet Thursday night with keynote speaker Linda Chapin, Director of the Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies at the University of Central Florida.

A second luncheon, at the cost of $15, is following the symposium on Friday with keynote speaker Cynthia Barnett, a journalist and author of “Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.”

For attendees of the “Professionals Turning Green Symposium,” a special room rate of $79 is available at Lakeside Inn beginning Wednesday, June 10, through the weekend. For room reservations, call (352) 383-4101.

To register for the symposium, fill out the Web form at www.lakecountyfl.gov/green_symposium/ and mail a check ($100 for symposium, $15 for author luncheon, or $115 for both) to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, attn: Brenda DeMartino, P.O. Box 7800, 315 W. Main St., Tavares, FL 32778-7800. For more information about the “Professionals Turning Green Symposium,” call the Lake County Department of Growth Management at (352) 343-9647.

The “Professionals Turning Green Symposium” is sponsored by Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Lake County Green Team, Lakeside Inn, Covanta Energy, Lake County Health Department, Shaw Industries, Waste Management and General Works Roofing.

PROFESSIONALS TURNING GREEN SYMPOSIUM AGENDA
Thursday, June 11

7:30 – 9 a.m. — Registration, breakfast and viewing of sponsor & presenter displays

9 – 10:15 a.m. — Green Energy

  • Teri Staniec, Covanta Energy
  • Dwayne Dundore, Raptor Fabrication & Equipment
  • Wayne Philips, Wayne’s Solar

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. — Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. — Green Enterprise

  • Ken LaRoe, First Green Bank
  • Joe Treshler, Covanta Energy
  • Jerry Ross, Disney Entrepreneurial Center

12 – 1 p.m. — Lunch with keynote speaker Daniel Parker, Assistant Division Director of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. — Green Government

  • Elaine Renick, Lake County Commissioner
  • Christian Oleck, City of Orlando

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. — Break

2:45 – 4 p.m. — Green Design & Construction

  • Darren Frost, R.D. Michaels
  • Joanna Switzer, GreenTime
  • Jordanna Rubin, Shaw Group

4 – 6 p.m. — Cash bar

6 – 7:30 p.m. — Banquet with keynote speaker, Linda Chapin, Director of the Metropolitan center for the Regional Studies at the University of Central Florida

Friday, June 12
8 – 9 a.m. — Registration, breakfast and viewing of sponsor & presenter displays

9 – 10:15 a.m. — Green Lodging

  • Rachelle Lewis, Tremain Street Cottages
  • Terry Knorr March, Fairfield Inn
  • Nick Patel, Best Western

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. — Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Green Municipal Solid Waste

  • Daryl Smith, Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities
  • Susie Metcalfe, Citrus County Solid Waste Management Division
  • John Schert, Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

12 – 1:15 p.m. — Lunch with keynote speaker Cynthia Barnett, journalist and author of “Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.”

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Contact:
Christopher Patton
Public Information Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton (at) lakecountyfl (dot) gov

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