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Geneva 2030 summit features key speakers on city’s future and youth

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The upcoming Geneva 2030 and Success for Geneva’s Children Annual Community Summit will showcase three prominent local figures: Mark D. Gearan, president of Hobart and William Smith; Geneva City Manager Amie Hendrix; and retired Presbyterian Pastor Jim Gerling. Scheduled for Nov. 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Club 86, the summit emphasizes the city’s dedication to its youth and its future.


Attendees can anticipate enlightening talks touching on Geneva’s growth, past, and future. Hendrix will delve into “Youth Well-Being from an Economic Vitality Perspective,” highlighting the inextricable link between economic prosperity and youth welfare. Gerling’s “Geneva through the Decades” offers a retrospective look at the city’s history, while Gearan will discuss the deep-rooted connection between Hobart and William Smith and Geneva, underscoring the institution’s foundational role in the Geneva 2030 initiative.

Complementing the speeches, the summit will spotlight a performance by the Fourth and Fifth Grade Combined Chorus from North Street School. Additionally, awards recognizing outstanding contributions to youth empowerment and community betterment will be presented. This free event invites Geneva’s residents and leaders to join, with registrations due by Oct. 26 via email at [email protected]. Those interested in Geneva 2030’s mission can find more information by contacting the same email address.