What: The Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference (ICV) 2022
When: Monday, Oct 24, 2022 through Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Where: Asheville, NC with a stop in Winston-Salem
Who: All local business, government, community, education, and faith leaders are invited to participate as delegates and asked to save the date.
Why: To learn from the experiences of another community, better understand our own community assets, and build relationships among each other to help us address our local challenges
Objectives: ICV 2022 will focus on the following ten learning objectives and prioritize equity throughout the program.
- Increasing Affordable Housing
- Focusing on Downtown Development and Redevelopment
- Addressing Youth and Student Success
- Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Improving Workforce Development
- Planning Community Land Use
- Elevating Climate Action
- Strengthening Community Partnerships
- Investing in Public Infrastructure
*New: In addition to exploring successes and lessons learned in the Asheville/Buncombe area, the ICV delegation will stop in Winston-Salem to explore university/community partnerships in research and downtown development. In Winston-Salem, the delegation will tour and learn about their successes, challenges, and evolution of what they now call the Innovation Quarter and the substantial role university and community college play in the downtown district’s wet labs and health science research.
History: The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and its Partnership for a Sustainable Community coordinate the biennial ICV for a delegation of 75-100 local leaders. Over the last 30 years, we have visited Anna Arbor (MI), Greenville (SC), Madison (WI), Bloomington (IN), Boulder (CO), Athens (GA), Lexington (KY), Lawrence (KS) and had a wonderful trip to Asheville in 2010. Scroll down to learn more about these previous experiences and outcomes.