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Draft Agenda for 2019 Summit


9:00 AM      Welcome ​& State of the Region’s Housing
   -   Housing North Update
TMA Update
 -   Successful Regional Proposals & Projects

9:45 AM 

MSHDA Housing Needs Assessment

David Allen, MSHDA

10:30 AM  BREAK
10:45 AM  Think Like a Developer
​Shannon Morgan, Renovare
11:45 AM  LUNCH
12:15 PM 

Land-based Solutions to Housing Needs

Aaron Miripol, Urban Land Conservancy


1:30 PM 

Land Bank Authorities: Leveraging Land & Local Tools

Jim Tischler, Michigan Land Bank Authority


2:15 PM

New Communications Tools & Campaign Kickoff
Woody Smith

3:00 PM Housing Policy Landscape: Panel
Kent Wood  - State and regional policy initiatives
Brad Ward - Michigan Association of Realtors
Jennifer Rigterink - MML
TBD - Federal Policy Landscape



$45 Early bird: Register by September 15

$55 Registration: September 16  - October 10 

Click here to register online

The deadline to register is October 10


Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission