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El Paso Region Creative Cities Leadership Project

El Paso Region Creative Cities Leadership project is an initiative of the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in partnership with the Department of Economic Development, local businesses, organizations and individuals. This initiative is a work in progress initiated by the lecture delivered in El Paso in December 2005 by the internationally renowned Professor of Economics Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class. Inspired by Florida's work, El Paso leadership is committed to furthering the future of El Paso by exploring his theories in El Paso Region and by creating a vision to:

Empower members of the community to act as Creative Change Agents and enact positive initiatives to make El Paso even more open and receptive to the latent creativity of its population.

As such, through the leadership of the pioneer group of El Paso Region CCLP graduates, many others will be empowered to become new Creative Change Agents and to further the development and execution of Three T initiatives - until El Paso Region soars to greater heights!

We strive to accomplish our vision through the newly selected group of 30 multitalented individuals who come from a variety of fields of expertise including arts and culture, science, higher education, government, business, architecture and other.

CCLP Participants Selected

Dr. Stanley Ball
Dr. John Bretting
Amit Kumar Ghosh
Susie Byrd
Veronica Castro
Peter Cooper
Frédéric Dalbin
Elizabeth Leighton Dahl
Alix Nicole Duchouquette
Veronica Escobar
Carlos Gallinar
Michael Guerra
Sergio Guerrero
Enrique Valadez
Rene Hurtado
Steven Ingle
Betty Jaraba
Eileen Karlsruher
Edward McCormick
Marina Monsisvais
Manuel Pacillas
Pete Parraz
Morris Pittle
Gwendolyn Lizette Pulido
Carolyne Redic
Carol Roberts-Spence
Selena N. Solis
Dr. Michael Tomor
Barbara Walker
Dr. Julie Wong
Retired Professor of Mathematics
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
BorderSenses
City Council Member
Convention and Visitors Bureau
El Paso County Government
Wright & Dalbin Architects
Children's Miracle Network
El Paso REDCO
Community Scholars
Centro de Salud familiar La Fe
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Self-employed - Environmental Services
El Paso Parks and Recreation
Time Warner Cable
Creative Kids Inc.
El Paso Diocese
CSA Engineers
McCormick Architecture LLC
Red Bull North America
UTEP
Texas Gas Services
Two Ton Creativity
Kemp Smith LLP
Victory Chapel Ministries
UTEP
Federal Public Defender
City of El Paso Museum of Art
Cisco Systemsv
UTEP


The Curriculum
The twelve-month project, commenced on August 16, 2006 with an introductory session held at the El Paso Museum of Art. A two day seminar by Dr. Florida will follow on September 27-28, 2006.

CCLP Ongoing Communication
A new section PARTICIPANTS CORNER has been created for ongoing dialogue between participants, the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Richard Florida Creativity Group (RFCG).

Assistance to Participants
For questions or assistance, CCLP participants may contact Angela Mora at: (915) 541- 4280, or Email at: moraax@elpasotexas.gov


The Creative Cities Leadership Project is made possible through the generous sponsorship from the following entities:

Logos El Paso Electric Company
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Texas Gas Services
El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
Downtown Management District (DMD)
The Hunt Foundation

 

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