On November 9, 2010, CA hosted its first Community Building Speakers Series event that featured Tom Moriarty. Mr. Moriarty discussed what parameters retail stores have to determine where they locate, and how this relates to retail in Columbia, particularly with the village centers. Mr. Moriarty has over 30 years of experience in mixed-use development, commercial area management, downtown revitalization strategies, retail programming and historic preservation with a special focus on redevelopment/revitalization of commercial districts.