Municipal leaders, economic developers, and private developers. Organized by the Southern Tier 8 Regional Board and County Planning Departments.
The 2021-2022 Virtual Housing Summit Series will convene a diverse group of community stakeholders for 6 sessions on a bi-weekly basis to learn about the Southern Tier's most pressing housing issues. The sessions will analyze interdisciplinary challenges, promote collaborative best practices, and encourage the development of equitable and sustainable solutions.
Each registration will have access to all sessions.
Session will focus on rural housing challenges in the Southern Tier and Upstate NY, the intersection of housing with other community issues, and housing challenges in urban and rural contexts.
Moderator: Shane Butler – Director of Planning for Chenango County
Session will focus on homelessness, direct/exclusionary displacement, and equitable development.
Speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Beth Lucas - Director of Planning for Broome County
Session will focus on financing housing projects, public grant opportunities and federal housing priorities, place-based development programs, and more.
Moderator: Shelly Johnson-Bennett – Directo
Moderator: Trisha Jesset – Director of Planning, Cortland County
Topic areas: flood risk management, municipal energy code supplements, and smart growth strategies.
Responses to neighborhood opposition, inclusionary housing programs, and equitable community development.
Sue Kimmel – President, Two Plus Four Management and Two Plus Four Construction
Lisa Kaseman – Regional Vice President, Conifer Realty, LLC
Elaine Jardine – Director of Planning, Tioga County
Details coming soon.