Tuesday August 27th Opening Session Housing Shelter Investment
Heidi Aggeler co-founded Root Policy Research to further the role of applied research in community planning. She enjoys thinking about how markets respond to public policy, and is committed to helping clients address ever-changing economic, housing, and community development needs.
Heidi started her research and consulting career as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis after graduating from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. She is a current member of the Denver Planning Board, the Denver School of the Arts Collaborative School Committee, and the nonprofit FAX Partnership.
Heidi loves spending time with her human and (rescued) canine family members, and is an enthusiast of distance running, backpacking, skiing, and classical guitar. She is confused by sports references, goat yoga, and reality TV.
Kem Gardner Policy Institute Older Adult Report & Policy Discussion
Moderated panel of experts to review the findings and discuss the implications of a newly commissioned report on housing availability, affordability, and adaptability for older adults from the University of Utah’s Gardner Policy Institute.
Panelists will offer insights to addressed gaps, highlight possible solutions, and suggest a policy action agenda required to prepare for the future.
Wednesday August 28th Breakfast—Washington Wire
Peter Lawrence is director of public policy & government relations for Novogradac. In this role, he coordinates the company’s public policy and government relations work on low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), the new markets tax credit (NMTC), the historic rehabilitation tax credit, renewable energy tax credits, and U.S. Housing and Urban Development programs.
Diane Yentel is the President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a membership organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Diane is a veteran affordable housing policy expert with nearly two decades of work on affordable housing and community development.
Wednesday Lunch Movers & Shakers in DC
Congressman Ben McAdams is the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County and a seventh generation Utahn who was raised in a family of eight. That’s where he learned hard work, honesty, and duty to the community.
As mayor, he brought Republicans and Democrats together to get things done like addressing homelessness, forming partnerships with the private sector to create jobs and improve education — all while managing a balanced budget. Ben will take these Utah values to Washington and work with parties on both sides of the aisle to support opportunities for all Utahns and find solutions to the nation’s challenges.