2016 Meetings
Date
 
Speaker
 
Topic
January
 
2016 Welcome Dinner
 
 
April
 
Dixon Brooke, recently retired CEO of EBSCO Industries and public face of business community opposition to the 20/59 plan; Temple Tutwiler, and Darrell O’Quinn Executive Director of Move I-20/59
 
I-20/59 Bridge Replacement Project
August
 
Andrea Taylor, President & CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
 
Envisioning the future of the BCRI
September
 
Tom Cosby, Birmingham Landmarks; Brant Beene, Alabama Theatre
 
Fundraising For Your Cause
December
 
Dr. Wayne Flynt
 
A Bicentennial Retrospective:  Alabama’s Political Economy, Education,  Race Relations, and (of course), College Football of the Eve of Our Third Century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Meetings
Date
 
Speaker
 
Topic
January
 
2015 Welcome Dinner
 
 
March
 
Phil Johnston, Vice President of Engineering for Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
 
Mercedes-Benz Tour in Vance
April
 
University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts
 
State of affairs at UAB
July
 
State Senator Cam Ward
 
Prison reform efforts in Alabama
October
 
Mike and Gillian Goodrich, founders of the Woodlawn Foundation and the Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
 
Current initiatives in Woodlawn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Meetings
Date
 
Speaker
 
Topic
April
 
HealthSouth President & CEO Jay Grinney
 
Question and Answer Session
June
 
Social Event – no speaker
 
Birmingham Barons baseball game
July
 
AT&T Alabama President Fred McCallum
 
The transformation of communications networks and the business community’s agenda for Alabama
October
 
Recently retired President of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Kate Nielsen
 
“My Theory of Community Change”
November
 
Stephen Black, Director of The Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama and Founder and President of Impact Alabama
 
Education in Alabama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013 Meetings
Date
 
Speaker
 
Topic
February
 
PARCA Staff
 
Current PARCA projects
April
 
Social Event – no speaker
 
Birmingham Barons baseball game
September
 
Former State Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson and Brian Giattina, VP of Birmingham City Board of Education
 
Issues facing Birmingham City Schools
November
 
al.com Reporter John Archibald, Weld for Birmingham Publisher Mark Kelly, independent journalist Gigi Douban, and UA journalism professor Chris Roberts
 
Journalism Roundtable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2012 Meetings
Date
 
Speaker
 
Topic
February
 
David Fleming, President of Operation New Birmingham
 
Our Vision for Birmingham
April
 
Professor William Ross, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
 
Details and Impact of the Alabama Immigration Law
June
 
State Representative Paul DeMarco
 
Legislative Update and Current Initiatives
September
 
Don Logan, Birmingham Barons owner
 
Community Leadership and the Barons’ New Downtown Ballpark
November
 
Jefferson County Commissioner President David Carrington
 
Mid-term Report