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2018 Housing Summit


State of Housing in Northwest Michigan
Sarah Lucas, Networks Northwest - Presentation

Housing Partnership 
Ryan Kilpatrick, Housing Next - Presentation 
Sarah Lucas, Networks Northwest and Tony Lentych, Traverse City Housing Commission - Presentation

Making a Deal: How Housing Projects Came to Be
Keaton Smith, Partners for Better Housing - Presentation
Tony Lentych, Traverse City Housing Commission - Presentation

Make Development Easy and Fun with Zoning
Suzanne Shultz, City of Grand Rapids - Presentation
Luther Kurtz, City of Charlevoix
Jonathan Scheel, City of Charlevoix/Networks Northwest - Presentation

Lunch Keynote
Alissa Shelton, Incremental Development Alliance - Presentation

Community Action Case Study: Leelanau County
John Gallagher, Leelanau County Land Bank Authority
Chris Frey, Leelanau REACH - Presentation
Amanda Elliott, Leelanau County Housing Action Committee - Presentation; Handout (HAC Checklist)

Now Hiring - If Only There Were Housing: Employer Housing Panel
Mary Catherine Hannah, Perry Farm Village and The Village of Hillside
Kimberly Weber, Century Inc.
Wayne Gibson, Century Inc.


Community Cornerstone Award:

The Housing Cornerstone Partnership Award recognizes that solutions require a cross-sector approach with community-wide buy-in and participations. Partnership award recipients provide best practices for creating those cross-sector approaches, along with pathways to follow through today’s complex development landscape.

Recipient of the 2018 Partnership Award:

Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership 


Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner