YLNI’s My City Summit keys on value of diversity


Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana will hold the My City Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. in downtown Fort Wayne.

The event will run from 5-9 p.m., with registration opening at 4:30 p.m. and speakers beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at MyCitySummit.com.

The Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award and YLNI Emerging Leader Award recipients will be recognized at the event.

My City Summit will address harnessing diversity to generate and implement ideas. The keynote is author, speaker and political and cultural analyst Rich Benjamin, who wrote “Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.” Courtney Tritch of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Allison Green from Lincoln Financial Group also will speak.

My City Summit began in 2012, created to strengthen community attachment for young college graduates.

“These inspired individuals are the future of our economy and the cornerstone of cultural development that will continue to shape Fort Wayne as an attractive place to live and work for all generations,” said Stephanie Veit, YLNI president.

For details, visit YLNI.org.