Prescott, AZ (January 2, 2018) The City of Prescott, Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Prescott Downtown Partnership (PDP) and Arizona Public Service (APS) will host Ron Drake, author and podcast personality of Flip This Town, in Prescott January 28-30, 2019. Drake is a nationally known downtown revitalization expert and speaker, often teaching what he calls “Practical Preservation.”
His mission is simple; to Inspire-Equip-Restore the Heart of America, one downtown at a time. He is best known as a community connector with great achievements in creating housing within the downtown core. “The best way to bring life downtown is to bring lives downtown,” says Drake, “and people living downtown is quite possibly the most successful means to giving the heart of your community a healthy life.”
The organizations have partnered to hire Drake to facilitate connections, problem-solve challenges and help create a workable plan for the future.
“Our downtown is a real gem, with tremendous potential,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli, “The City is working on some exciting projects, including the Granite Creek Corridor. It’s smart to bring in Ron, with his diverse background, and track record of success across the country.”