Monthly Lunch

MAY 2019

May 23, 2019 : : 11:30am-1pm

A Conversation About the Mayors’ Institute on City Design
featuring Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Esq.
Mayor, City of Jackson

and special guests

Jennifer Hughes
Director | Design & Creative Placemaking
National Endowment for the Arts,
Washington, D.C.

 Courtney Spearman
Design Specialist | Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts,
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stuart Rockoff
Executive Director
Mississippi Humanities Council

The Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) is a leadership initiative of the National
Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors.
Since 1986, the Mayors’ Institute has helped transform communities through design
by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities.

MICD achieves its mission by organizing technical assistance workshops where
mayors engage leading design and development experts to find solutions to the most
critical planning and design challenges facing their cities. Sessions are organized
around case study projects. Each mayor presents a project from his or her city and
receives feedback from other mayors and design professionals.

 Mayor Lumumba was one of eight mayors selected to attend the 71st National
Session of the Mayors’ Institute in November 2018. Jennifer Hughes from the
National Endowment for the Arts is visiting from Washington, D.C. to have an open
conversation about his experience.

 11:30 am Doors open, lunch orders begin | 12-1 pm Programming
$20 Members and Guests / $10 AIA Emerging Professionals | 1 LU/HSW (pending)
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 Albert’s at Parlor Market | 119 W Capitol Street | Jackson, MS
Recommended Parking: Intersection of W Pearl and S Roach Streets (1 block from venue)
Menu: BBQ ribs, pepperjack grits, green beans, comeback salad, chocolate hazelnut tarts & beverage.
Please email Amber if you have special dietary restrictions.


    April 25, 2019
    Architecture and Art : Mississippi’s Creative Economy
    featuring Malcolm White, Executive Director, Mississippi Arts Commission
    and special guests 
    Wyatt Waters (Southern artist and tv show co-host), Mickey Howley (Water Valley Main Street), and Amy Ainsworth (Terracon) 

    > Read more and see photos from the event

    March 28, 2019
    Overcoming Financial Barriers
    in Economically Challenged Regions

    featuring Bill Bynum, CEO, Hope Enterprise Corp.
    and special guests 
    Andrew Mattiace (Lamar Life Building Developer), Emily Pote & Rucker Culpepper (Coffee Prose), Emily Roush-Elliott, AIA (Delta Design Build Workshop, and Trey McCoy (Cherokee Brick) 

    > Read more and see photos from the event

    February 28, 2019
    Human Scale Development & Equitable Growth in Jackson
    featuring Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Director, Jackson Department of Planning & Development
    and special guests 
    Mike Burton (The Westin – Jackson), Craig Carter (American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi),  Thomas Gregory (Carl Small Town Center & American Planning Association MS) and David Lewis (Arts Center Manager & Team JXN)

    > Read more and see photos from the event

    January 24, 2019
    Disaster Recovery & Good Samaritan Legislation
    featuring J. Scott Eddy, AIA, 2019 AIA National Disaster Assistance Committee Chair
    and special guests Rep. Cory Wilson (Mississippi House District 73, Madison), Curnis Upkins, III (Hinds County Economic Development Authority), John Cothron (Mississippi State Board of Architecture), Jordan Rae Hillman, AICP (City of Jackson, MS, Department of Planning & Development), Joel Waters (Mississippi Concrete Association)

    > Read more and see photos from the event


    After hosting Mississippi Celebrates Architecture at Albert’s at Parlor Market, we enjoyed the experience so much that we chose to make it the spot for our monthly luncheon. Each month we enjoy a custom menu dreamed up by their executive chef. If you have special dietary considerations, please mention it on your registration. We’re happy to accomodate you!

    $20 for an entree, two sides, salad, bread, beverage & dessert
    AND wonderful conversation with very smart colleagues