BBA Business Summit: Public Safety Forum

A Roadmap to lead Burlington to its Next Act

Presented by Northfield Savings Bank

– Hear about solutions from West Coast speakers who are ALSO on the front lines of public safety problems.

– Join a Breakout group focused on solutions. What can get done Now, in 2024 and Beyond?

The BBA Business Summit aims to inform our members and the community about current events, challenges, and opportunities that impact Burlington’s economic vitality. The 2024 Event brings Burlington’s Public Safety Challenges and lays them on the table.

Thursday, February 15th

Programing 1 – 5pm, Networking Reception to follow

Hosted by Main Street Landing


Burlington has been facing increasingly challenging public safety problems since 2020. It is time we focus on solutions. With a keen eye toward balancing the needs of our most vulnerable community members with the need to maintain our vibrant downtown, the forum will bring together community leaders from our area and other cities. We will hear about solutions and programs that are working in some of our most challenged cities.

Then, we plan to inspire you to recommend some Burlington-sized solutions to share with the group.

Come to learn, come to inspire, come to help create Burlington’s NEXT ACT!

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Brad Segal, President of PUMA – Overview of Safety Challenges and the Health of Downtowns
  • John Caner, CEO of Downtown Berkeley
  • Par Tolles – CEO of Tolles Development, Reno, NV
  • Grant Denton – Karma Box, Reno, NV
  • Kate Thomas – Asst. Cnty Manager, Washoe Cnty, NV

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center @ 60 Lake Street

Registration & Networking: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Local and National Speakers Talk about Solutions: 1:00 to 3:30 PM

Breakout Groups – We Need Your Ideas!: 3:45 to 4:45 PM

Call to Action: 4:45 PM

Socializing & Networking: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Our Reception will feature snacks from Burlington’s newest restaurant, Majestic. Majestic is lead by Maura Sullivan, former head chef at Pennycluse.

Because this is mission critical and the time is NOW!

Registration is required:
$50 for BBA Members
$75 for Non-members

$50 for Elected Officials

Media Pass available on request. Contact Colin – [email protected]

BBA Members can REGISTER TODAY before registration opens to the wider community.

Special Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor:

Special Thanks to Our Host Sponsor: 

Thank you to our Platinum members who help make all of our events possible.

Thank you to our Community Sponsors