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Strong Towns' Charles Marohn to Speak in Bloomington August 3

Bloomington, Ind. -  Nationally recognized speaker Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America’s towns and cities, will present to the public on Thursday, August 3.

At 7:00 p.m., Marohn will give a lecture titled “It Starts Here,” at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. A book sale and signing will be available before the lecture starting at 6:00 p.m. This presentation will showcase Strong Towns’ innovative approach to community growth, which focuses on growing stronger communities by making small, incremental investments over time, both at the government and resident level. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with Mr. Marohn during an open floor discussion. Public officials and local change-advocates are especially invited to attend.

About Strong Towns:

Strong Towns is a national media organization whose mission is to advocate for a model of development that allows America's cities, towns and neighborhoods to grow financially strong and resilient. Strong Towns began in 2008 as a blog written by Charles Marohn. Today, it is a nonprofit publishing daily content by dozens of contributors, sharing weekly podcasts and giving presentations around the US and Canada. Strong Towns reaches an audience of more than 25,000 viewers and listeners per month, and has over 1500 members. Learn more at