Breakfast Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks, and Quality of Life

PITTSBORO  – The Town of Pittsboro Parks Department and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a forum, The Power of Place, Parks and Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective, on Tuesday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will take place at the new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.
Experts in their respective fields will share their perspectives on how investments in Parks and Recreation and Economic Development go hand in hand. Panelists include: 
  • Kyle Touchstone – President, Chatham Economic Development Corporation
  • Jody Leidolf – Manager, Planning and Sustainability, Newland Communities
  • Sig Hutchinson – Chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners, and open space advocate
Paul Horne, Parks Planner for the Town of Pittsboro, will moderate the panel discussion.
The event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Contact to make an individual or group reservation. Light breakfast snacks and beverages will be provided.

Light breakfast snacks & coffee will be served so please RSVP.
The Town of Pittsboro is currently seeking public participation and input for the development of a long-range Parks System Master Plan. To learn more about the project, visit
For more information about the forum, contact Kyle Touchstone, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation, at 919-542-8274 or Paul Horne at 919-542-4621.

The EDC is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote job creation and private capital investment in Chatham County.

The mission of Pittsboro Parks is to enrich the lives of Pittsboro’s residents through the creation of great public spaces, provision of recreational programming and the hosting of special events.  In doing so, we foster sustainable economic development, support the arts, encourage healthy lifestyles, and enable deeper connections to nature.  
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