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SCHEDULE

KICKOFF NIGHT - WEDNESDAY, NOV 30
IHS Kulp Auditorium

Doors open 7:00pm (refreshments)
Program 7:30 - 9:00pm

Welcome - Martha Robertson, Tompkins County Legislator

Keynote speaker - Christopher Coes, Director, LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, a program of Smart Growth America

Ed Marx, Tompkins County Planning Commissioner: Summarizes local housing studies, including Cornell's study.

Martha: Q&A

SUMMIT - THURSDAY, DEC 1
The Space @ GreenStar

Doors open 8:00am
Program 8:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome by emcee Schelley Michell-Nunn, Director of Human Resources, City of Ithaca

How do we make "A Place for All of Us"? Moving from housing crisis to housing choices
Christopher Coes, Director, LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, a program of Smart Growth America

Real Numbers and Real People: Understanding Housing in Tompkins County
Ed Marx, Commissioner of Planning, Tompkins County
Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student Services, Cornell University
J.R. Clairborne, Advocacy Coordinator, Loaves and Fishes

Why Is New Housing so Hard to Build?
What is your role in creating new housing? What barriers do you face in your role?

Small Developer:
Sue Cosentini, CEO, New Earth Living

Large Developers:
Joe Bowes, Director of Real Estate Development, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services
Todd Fox, Founder, Visum Development Group

Private Financing:
Michael Cannon, Commercial lender, Tompkins Financial

Government Elected:
Bill Goodman, Supervisor, Town of Ithaca

Government Staff:
JoAnn Cornish, Director of Planning, City of Ithaca

Neighborhood Rep.:
David Weinstein, Member, Varna Community Association

Realtor:
Lindsay Hart, President, Ithaca Board of Realtors

Schelley moderates discussion with audience input.

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:15pm

New Neighbors: Success Stories in Local Housing
Christopher Coes talks about strategies and tools to overcome hurdles and create new housing.

Small group Brainstorming: Creating Places for All of Us

Take-aways and Action steps: Discussion and brainstorming.

Large group reconvenes, with reports from small groups.
Evaluation forms.

Reception: 4:00 - 5:00pm