Housing Matters: Intersections

National insights, local collaborations

Housing Matters: Intersections

Increasingly, leaders in the fields of affordable housing, health, education, transportation and economic development are recognizing that they can more effectively realize their goals by working together. Our community is being invited to hear from national experts about the many ways other regions have improved their quality of life through cross-sector collaboration. This will be followed by a lively panel discussion moderated by Pat Boddy of RDG Planning & Design, that includes the below list of local leaders sharing their experiences in working across sectors.

National Speakers:

Carol Payne, Field Director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Baltimore

Amy Slonim, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Local Collaborations and Panelists:

Transit Work Group: Jay Byers, CEO at Greater Des Moines Partnership & Jeff Rommel, President of P&C Independent Distribution at Nationwide

DART and Des Moines Public Schools: Elizabeth Presutti, General Manager at DART & Tom Schott, Executive Director of Secondary Schools at Des Moines Public Schools

Healthy Homes Des Moines: Suzanne Mineck, President at Mid-Iowa Health Foundation & Eric Burmeister, Executive Director at the Polk County Housing Trust Fund

Thursday, April 14

8:00-11:30 a.m.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center (Kelley Conference Room), 1415 Woodland Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost: Free (includes continental breakfast)
Register here.

The Housing Matters Symposium: Intersections is part of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund’s fourth annual Affordable Housing Week April 11-16. Affordable Housing Week is brought to you free of charge by our generous sponsors RDG Planning & DesignGreater Des Moines PartnershipMid-Iowa Health FoundationAARP Iowa and Age-Friendly Des MoinesPrimary Health Care, and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. We would also like to thank our promotional partners the Des Moines Area MPO and Urban Land Institute Iowa for their help!