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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



Media Sponsor

Special thanks to WCVE Radio/Community Idea Stations, our Eyes on Richmond Media Sponsor.

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