I’m expecting to be hit with a heavy dose of nostalgia tonight at former Arizona Republic editorial board colleague Kathleen Ingley’s book event at the central Phoenix public library.
Kathleen’s telling of the Jack Pfister story is a lesson plan for civic, business and political leaders on how to focus on what’s important in Arizona and how to accomplish visionary goals. Remember those days? I do. Generally speaking, leaders in power today are far removed from the spirit and purpose of the Jack Pfister days. And we have a messes everywhere that show it.
Former legendary lawmaker Art Hamilton, and former ASU president Lattie Coor, two fine gentlemen who led by example, will be among the panelists with Kathleen discussing the life and influence of Jack Pfister. (Kathleen teed up the book and the event with this Viewpoints column.
Art and Lattie talking about Jack at the library named for Burton Barr, another legendary leader. Yeah. My date with nostalgia is at 6:30.