Argenta Downtown Council’s 6th annual luncheon speaker is CEOs for Cities President Lee Fisher.

Persons interested in attending can get their tickets now from the council for the luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. The event is the council’s major fundraiser which pays for beautiful street scape, public safety ambassador, staff and the marketing of Argenta.

Fisher was selected as President and CEO of CEOs for Cities in May 2011. CEOs for Cities has focused on the opportunity for cities to realize much needed new wealth by focusing performance in three key areas; increasing educational attainment of their citizens, reducing the number of vehicle miles traveled per person each day and reducing the number of people living in poverty. These three key areas are being addressed by CEOs for Cities through the Talent Dividend, the Green Dividend and the Opportunity Dividend.

He has served as an Ohio state legislator, Ohio Attorney General, President and CEO of the Center for Families and Children in Cleveland, Ohio and Ohio Lt. Governor. In his role as Lt. Governor, serving with Governor Ted Strickland, Fisher also served as Director of the Ohio Department of Development, Chair of the Economic Growth Council, and Chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission and member of the Ohio Venture Capital Authority which funds high potential technology-based early stage companies.

The Argenta Downtown Council was founded in December 2007 to provide an enhanced safe, clean, green environment, promote sustainability and provide marketing and advertising for members and properties in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. These services are provided in addition to normal City services. The ADC is recognized as a leader, advocate and resource in assuring that downtown is a safe, clean, green and vital place.