Owensboro native, former Louisville Metro Council President Tandy to speak at Rooster Booster

Owensboro native, former Louisville Metro Council President Tandy to speak at Rooster Booster

David W. Tandy, an Owensboro native and former president of the Louisville Metro Council, is the featured guest at Thursday’s Rooster Booster event.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street) and is sponsored by Specialty Foods Group, makers of Kentucky Legend.

“We are thrilled to be able to host David Tandy as our November Rooster Booster speaker,” said Chamber President and CEO Candance Castlen Brake. “Mr. Tandy has already at a young age distinguished himself in his profession as well as in public service. We look forward to hearing his message.”

Tandy is a member of the Economic Development practice group, with an emphasis on public policy and community engagement. While he was president of the Louisville Metro Council, Tandy helped create an economic environment that led to multibillion-dollar growth in the city. T

Today, he utilizes his unique knowledge of the intersection between government and business to help corporations, public/private developers, nonprofits, municipalities, and quasi-governmental entities identify and maximize opportunities that help them thrive and strengthen their position for future growth.

An example of the intentional and innovative thinking Tandy brought to the Metro Council can be seen in the development and construction of the KFC Yum! Center. During the early planning stages of this project, he successfully authored and spearheaded the enactment of public policy that gave local businesses the opportunity to grow and gave individuals from every part of the community the ability to be employed and prosper.

This policy of affording minority- and women-owned businesses and members of the workforce the opportunity to participate in major economic development projects was later formalized and adopted by the Louisville Metro Council in the Fair Labor Standards Ordinance of 2009 and continues to spur economic growth.

Tandy continues to be civically engaged in Louisville, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and nationally.

The cost to attend Rooster Booster is $12 for Chamber members with reservations, $15 for Members with no reservations, and $20 for non-members. Reservations include breakfast, which will be served to-go following the event. Guests will be required to wear masks and remain socially distanced while indoors.

Make a reservation and pay online here or call the Chamber at 270-926-1860 by noon Wednesday.

By: Ryan Richardson The Owensboro Times