Eyes on Richmond is a weekly speaker forum hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Richmond. Held each Friday in the fall in the Parish Hall, the forum covers a breadth of issues relevant to the city of Richmond. Beginning in September and continuing for 10 weeks, the series also features food catered by local restaurants. The audience is invited to actively participate in the discussion; a question and answer period follows the presentation. This year will mark the 16th season of this vital and educational outreach ministry.
Special thanks to the Community Idea Stations, our Eyes on Richmond media sponsor.
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: St. Paul's Parish Hall, 815 East Grace Street
Reservations: You can register with the links below, or call the church office at 643-3589.
Forum Cost: $10 (includes lunch with beverage and dessert) REGISTER links are below each speaker.
Sept. 20 - EDUCATION: Ed Ayers, President, University of Richmond
Behind BackStory: Insights, musing on this popular history program
Restaurant: Millie's | milliesdiner.com | 643-5512
Sept. 27 - BUSINESS: Tonya Mallory, CEO, Health Diagnostic Laboratory
A growth story: Building a business in Richmond
Restaurant: Positive Vibe Cafe | positiveviberva.com | 560-9622
Oct. 4 - PUBLIC SAFETY: Ray Tarasovic, Chief, Richmond Police Department
A City Goal: New police chief and experienced officer on keeping neighborhoods safe
Restaurant: Cafe Rustica | caferusticarva.com | 225-8811
Oct. 11 - PUBLIC POLICY: Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, Council on Virginia's Future
Educational Attainment in the 21st Century: Excerpts from the white paper on public education in Virginia
Restaurant: Comfort | comfortrestaurant.com | 780-0004
Oct. 18 - TRANSPORTATION: Sean T. Connaughton, Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia's New Roadmap: Virginia's historic transportation plan
Restaurant: Peking | pekingdining.com | 649-8888
Oct. 25 - PHILANTHROPY: Darcy Oman, CEO, The Community Foundation
Charitable Contributions: What motivates Richmond givers?
Restaurant: DeFazio's Catering | defazioscatering.com | 441-9307
Nov. 1 - HEALTHCARE: Susan Rickman, CEO, World Pediatric Project
International Healthcare Delivered from Richmond: World-wide healthcare for vulnerable children
Restaurant: TJ's Restaurant | jeffersonhotel.com | 649-4609
Nov. 8 - POLITICS: Jeff Schapiro, Columnist, Richmond Times Dispatch
Post-Election Analysis: Political commentary after state-wide elections
Restaurant: Bistro 27 | bistrotwentyseven.com | 780-0086
Nov. 15 - PUBLIC SERVICE: Paul Galanti, Commissioner, Veterans Services
Making Virginia Veteran Friendly: Services, support and attitudes for post-war veterans
Restaurant: Camden's Dogtown Market | cdmrva.com | 745-6488
Nov. 22 - MEDIA: Tom Silvestri, Publisher, Richmond Times Dispatch
Circling the Public Square: descriptions and follow-up to the Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square meeting
Restaurant: St. Paul's Emmaus Kitchen
Special thanks to WCVE Radio/Community Idea Stations, our Eyes on Richmond Media Sponsor.