Montgomery Is Set to Engage Topeka's Community Leaders, Influencers and
As we get closer to Expedition Montgomery, the GTP team is
putting together a thought provoking agenda. Some of the major topics
and highlights so far include in-depth discussions with Montgomery
officials on their collaboration with Market Street consultants to create
three community-wide plans similar to Momentum 2022. The topic of what
worked, what didn’t work and more will be continuously examined throughout
the trip, which will prove especially relevant as Topeka quickly approaches
the strategy's halfway point.
Attendees will also hear from the Chief of Police on their SMART Watch program designed to
combat crime, from city officials on how the city won the SMART CITY Challenge just
last year, which was a combined initiative to connect and leverage the
communities unique technology assets, and from educators on how the
community has rallied to go from a city with some of the lowest preforming
nationally known schools to having one the best Magnet schools in the country.
Sessions are also coming together that will see GTP leadership
break out according to the five pillars of Momentum 2022 for afternoon
tours relevant to the issues facing Topeka today: from innovation campuses, to
schools, to Montgomery’s strong civil rights tourism, to
driving neighborhood tours and discussions.
Even with a high-level agenda, the GTP has still found ways to
allow for fun and networking within the group. Each day will conclude
with a riverboat cruise and a superb dining experience at one of
Montgomery's excellent local restaurants, before we call it a night and
make our way back to the Renaissance Hotel.