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The Center for Sustainable Business and Development will host the 2013 Leadership Summit on Sustainable Quality of Life from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Volunteer Hall parking garage on White Avenue.

During the event, commissioners from state government will discuss sustainable transportation, agriculture, environment, and business development.

Panelists include John Schroer, Tennessee commissioner of transportation; Jai Templeton, Tennessee deputy commissioner of agriculture; and Shari Meghreblian, Tennessee deputy commissioner of environment and conservation.

“The Leadership Summit will allow representatives of government, businesses, higher education, and nonprofit organizations, as well as interested citizens, to share insights and experiences that support sustainable development, environment, and quality of life for our region,” said Rachel Chen, director of the Center for Sustainable Business and Development and the organizer of the event.

For more information on the summit, visit  the event website.


Rachel Chen (865-974-0505,