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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 3:30pm - 4:40pm
The Death and Rebirth of Great American Cities Now Open

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The gap between thriving and wilting America seems to keep getting wider. Why are some places flourishing, while others seem locked in cycles of decline? Is is chance, destiny, or can leaders make the difference? Hear from mayors of two widely divergent, but notably resurgent communities.

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Aaron Renn

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Aaron M. Renn is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a Contributing Editor at its quarterly magazine City Journal.

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Anthony Williams

Executive Director and CEO, Federal City Council
Tony Williams, the former Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council, an organization focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 3:30pm - 4:40pm EDT
The Paramount Theater - Balcony Lounge
  Government & Society, Summit