What's former Mayor Ron Littlefield up to these days?
Traveling around the country to talk about the Tennessee Aquarium, among other things.
Littlefield, whose term expired in April, spent the summer road tripping across the country with his wife and assisting with tornado recovery efforts in Oklahoma with his church. But now, the former mayor has begun to offer his thoughts as a consultant to other cities looking for advice on development issues.
Littlefield was in Albany, N.Y., last week, as the guest of Omni Development Company Inc.
According to a report from Albany Business Review, the group, which is seeking to build an aquarium in Albany, brought the former mayor to the city to share success stories related to the Tennessee Aquarium.
In an interview with Nooga.com, Littlefield said Omni Development paid for his travel expenses but didn't offer him "that much money" to share his Chattanooga experiences. Littlefield said he was happy to travel and offer perspective.
"It's a story I like to tell," Littlefield said, referencing the 21-year-old aquarium. "It was an opportunity to brag about Chattanooga a little bit and give them some encouragement. It's a market that isn't going to be competing with us in any respects, so I was glad to do it."
In October, Littlefield will travel to Harrisburg, Penn., to share his experiences with a planning association.
He's also scheduled to speak to a gathering of environmental journalists in Chattanooga this week.
Littlefield said he was not using an agency to help book his speaking engagements, but did say he had formed his own LLC to allow the ability to maintain the business side of his new role.
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