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Local Leaders Will Discuss Future of Memphis and Shelby County University News
For release: April 19, 2010

For press information, contact Cortney Richardson, 901-692-4734

Local leaders will engage in a dialogue about the future of Memphis and Shelby County in a panel discussion Wednesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Theatre on the University of Memphis campus. U of M students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to attend.

Panelists will include Edmund Ford Jr., Memphis City Council member; Deputy Chief Toney Armstrong of the Memphis Police Department command staff; Mark Luttrell, Shelby County sheriff and candidate for Shelby County mayor; Robin Sanders, CEO/co-executive director of Out Loud Artistry; Tomeka Hart, Memphis Board of Education member and president/CEO of the Memphis Urban League; Capt. Larry Hill of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and candidate for Shelby County sheriff; and Cortney Richardson, University of Memphis student and Memphis resident.

The event will open with a showcase of local talent featuring special guest Markevius Faulkner.

Sponsors are the U of M Department of Student Leadership and Involvement and the Student Event Allocation Committee.

Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage.

For more information, contact Cortney Richardson at 901-692-4734 or, or the Office of Leadership and Involvement at 901-678-8679 or

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