"The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a different kind of mind. Tapping into the creativity of ordinary citizens is the key to every community's economic future. Sylvia Lovely shares valuable insights into this new world and encourages us to see the possible in our own communities." --Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind
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About the Author
Sylvia L. Lovely serves as President of the NewCities Institute, a national nonprofit organization she launched in 2001 to help communities build social and economic vitality regardless of their size or location. She is considered one of the country's most provocative voices on the merits of leadership, personal responsibility and community engagement. Often referred to as a "five foot firecracker," Sylvia L. Lovely is a powerful speaker, motivating audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad to use their own passions to make a difference in their communities. Her optimism and ambition have taken her from modest beginnings in the hills of Appalachia to law school at the University of Kentucky to the Kentucky League of Cities, which she transformed into a national model for organizations of its kind. In addition to being a community activist and nationally-known speaker, Lovely is a prolific writer. Her enlightening commentaries appear in major market newspapers, on public radio and on television networks such as CNN and CNBC.