Initiative Councils

The ULI Washington Initiative Council is modeled after the national ULI Product Councils. Initiative Councils play a key role in ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Initiative Councils play a critical role in building a peer network of members interested in specific topics and educating members on current polices and best practices associated with the topic. Candid discussion is a ULI hallmark of these groups.

Initiative Councils



ULI Washington Initiative Councils

The Housing Initiative Council focuses on the supply and demand of housing and what public and private policies and best practices are in the housing arena. FY2017 Co-Chairs: Ryan Nash and Martine Combal. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Staff Contact: Jacqueline Canales.

The Regional Initiatives Council works to build the concept of “regionalism” and enhance partnerships with other regional organizations, business leaders, cities and counties in order to pursue strategies that will ensure future economic growth and stability in the Metropolitan Washington Region. FY2017 Co-Chairs: Emeka Moneme Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours).  Staff Contact: Deborah Bilek.

The Transit Oriented Development Council brings ULI Washington and ULI Baltimore industry leaders together to talk about shared regional transportation and land use challenges. FY2017 Co-Chairs: David Kitchens and Tammy Shoham. Meeting Frequency: Bi-Annual (Full Day). Staff Contact: Lisa Rother.

The Sustainability Initiative Council focuses on bringing together land use industry leaders to discuss the broader definition of sustainability, be forward-thinking (not technical in nature), and build the business case for sustainability. FY2017 Co-Chairs: Scott Brideau and Brad Dockser. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (Half Day). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Becca Hertz.

ULI Washington Initiative Council Staff

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Becca Hertz

ULI Washington

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Deborah K. Bilek

ULI Washington

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Lisa Rother

ULI Washington

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Jacqueline Canales

ULI Washington


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