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Lake and Volusia Counties finalize agenda, speakers for Third Annual Green Symposium

RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2011

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — An impressive slate of speakers and presenters is set for the Third Annual Lake County Green Symposium on Friday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Inn Resort & Club, located at 10400 County Road 48 in Howey-in-the-Hills.

Dr. Anna Marie, host of a nationally syndicated television show and medical correspondent on The Weather Channel, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Anna Marie recently completed a large-scale “greenovation” to her home in the Ocala National Forest. By combining her medical training, television experience and interest in helping people to live a completely full and healthy life, she has become a popular source of medical information on television today.

Along with the keynote speaker, several other presenters will be discussing the topics of energy conservation, alternative transportation and energy, water consumption policy, the new face of agriculture and sustainability issues. The symposium will also include a display of energy efficient vehicles, with participants getting a chance to test-drive them on a closed-course. Members of the American Planning Association's Professional (AICP) can earn up to seven credits (pending) by attending the symposium.

The purpose of the symposium is for professionals in varying fields to share ideas about conserving and maximizing natural resources. The intended audience for the symposium includes business entrepreneurs, land-use planners, engineers, architects, civil engineers, solid-waste staff, agriculture and transportation experts, energy block grant officials, organic health professionals, and public health & government officials.

The cost of attending the symposium is $95, which includes a continental breakfast and box lunch.  A keynote speaker will be featured at the luncheon. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m.

For reservations at Mission Inn Resort & Club, call (800) 874-9053. To register for the symposium, call the Lake County Department of Growth Management at (352) 343-9642 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/greensymposium.

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More Information:
Lake County Department of Growth Management
(352) 343-9642
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/greensymposium

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klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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