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

PITTSBORO, NC - March 17, 2017 - 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.

Three 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.

The Town of Pittsboro is currently seeking public participation and input for the development of a long-term 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. The EDC is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote job creation and private capital investment in Chatham County.

Link to RSVP for complimentary tickets:

March 17, 2017