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Mayor Bob Dixson

Green Business, Inspirational, Politics / Government, Sustainability

Travels from Kansas, USA

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Mayor Bob Dixson Profile

After a massive tornado leveled Greensburg, Kansas to the ground, Mayor Bob Dixson led residents not only to rebuild, but create what some now call “the greenest town in America.” Fueled 100% by renewable energy, Greensburg serves as a model community in a world where climate change, pollution, and dwindling natural resources are among the most pressing issues of our time.

Throughout the town’s journey to sustainability, Mayor Dixson has risen to national stardom as an outspoken champion and practitioner of putting people first in order to achieve real solutions to dire dilemmas.

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      • Bob Dixson has served as the Mayor of Greensburg, KS (pop 1,574) since May 2008. He is a Kansas native and has been a resident of Greensburg since 1985. Mayor Dixson is retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 26 years of service. He served 12 years with the USD #422 School Board and eight years as the president. The mayor has held an influential role in Greensburg′s rebuilding efforts, implementing green technology and policy after an EF5 tornado occurred in May 2007.

    Mayor Dixson strives to make Greensburg the “greenest city in America.” This city′s rebuilding efforts include utilizing 100 percent wind power and implementing a resolution that all government buildings are built to LEED platinum specifications, including Greensburg′s city hall, a school, and a county hospital. This decision was made as a result of severe tornado damage, which included winds measuring 205 mph, leaving an approximately 1.7-mile wide footprint in the city, which covered approximately 1.5 square miles. 800 residents and 60 businesses have since committed to incorporating sustainable design practices into Greensburg′s rebuilding efforts.

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Mayor Bob Dixson's Speech Descriptions

Mayor Bob Dixson is a living example of how a leader can transform his distraught town into a pioneering model for the rest of the country. An inspirational and emotionally charged speaker, he draws from his own experience of rebuilding his community to give advice on how to overcome challenges, put political differences aside, and work together for the greater good. An expert on creating a sustainable town, Mayor Dixson can speak on the changes your community can make so that future generations will also be able to enjoy a high quality life and the beauty of nature.

Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • The Tornado′s Gift: Bridging Political Differences to Build a Green Future
  • Sustainable Building
  • Green Future

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