The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series

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The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series hosts national thought-leaders who share ideas, insights, and inspiration with regional influencers to advance the sustainable development of Greater Des Moines.

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Mike Curtin – Tuesday, March 26

“DC Central Kitchen feeds people — and strengthens the community”

Mike Curtin is CEO of DC Central Kitchen, the nation’s first and leading community kitchen that successfully fights hunger by offering pathways out of poverty. Mike will share insights on the innovative approaches his organization takes to combating food insecurity through school nutrition programs, providing healthy and affordable food options in areas designated as food deserts and providing more than 5,000 community meals daily. He will also provide information on DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training program and how the organization has successfully adopted a social enterprise model that is more than 50 percent self-supported.

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Adie Tomer – Monday, April 22, 2019

“We need a fresh approach to infrastructure”

Adie Tomer is a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and leads the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. His work focuses on metropolitan infrastructure usage patterns, including personal and freight transportation, and the intersections between infrastructure and technological development. Prior to his work at Brookings, Adie was a Senior Analyst at the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he advised senior executives on policy-relevant matters. He holds a master’s in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. from the University of Florida.

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