Lunch With League 

On the "Third Thursday" of most months, the League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara hosts informative speakers who address local and regional issues.

These interactive public presentations, now held on Zoom, focus on timely topics and encourage our audiences to become better-informed citizens on important issues. The League of Women Voters invites you to join us!

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Noon - 1:00 p.m.   

Downtown San Jose:
Past, Present, and Future 

Reflections from the founding Executive Director of the San Jose Downtown Association

Scott Knies, Founding Executive Director of the San Jose Downtown Association, who is retiring this month after 30+ years of leadership, will reflect on the past, present and future of downtown San Jose – the urban center of the 10th largest city in America.


As a downtown business owner at the time, Scott was part of a community that originally formed the Downtown Association in 1986. He became its first Executive Director in 1988. Under his leadership, the Downtown Association formed a Business Improvement District in 1989 and a Property Improvement District in 2007 that provides daily services to keep downtown clean, safe and beautiful. 


He will discuss the milestone events in the downtown core such as the opening of the Convention Center, the Arena and the relocation of City Hall.  Ask your questions about the past and future of San Jose!

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The free, one hour Zoom meeting will begin promptly at noon.  Questions from attendees are encouraged and can be submitted when you register or during the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


All are welcome so please forward this notice to other people who are interested in this important topic.

Did you miss a previous Lunch with League event?  See our Lunch with League Archives page for videos of our most recent events.