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June Lunch with the League: Making South Bend More Livable & Lovable, with Aaron Perri

Published on 5/22/2021
Join us on Zoom! Our presenter will be Aaron Perri, Executive Director of South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts.

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June 11 at 12:00pm
Mr. Perri is currently overseeing $60 million worth of investments as part of the "My SB Parks and Trails" initiative, the largest single investment in shared public spaces in the city’s history. He will discuss the underlying strategies and models that inform our public placemaking efforts here in South Bend - including examples of recently completed and pending projects. You’ll leave with a bit of information about South Bend programs and facilities, including much of the “why” behind what VPA does.
Speaker bio: A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Aaron earned his undergraduate degree in Arts & Letters as well as a Master’s of Business Administration. Aaron is a published author, consultant, and a well-traveled speaker with extensive experience in the business development, event planning, entertainment, audio/visual, and food service industries.
Prior to working for the City of South Bend, Aaron was the Executive Director of Downtown South Bend, Inc. where he focused on business growth and place-making efforts which included spearheading the city’s sesquicentennial celebration and the installation of South Bend River Lights. Perri is active in many local boards and has received state and nation-wide recognition for his community development efforts.