ULI Washington Initiative Councils:
ULI Washington has five Initiative Councils (affinity groups) organized around topic areas. These Councils bring together members on a regular basis in an intimate setting to discuss issues of mutual interest. The five Councils at ULI Washington are:
- Regional Competitiveness Initiatives Council
- Housing Initiative Council
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Initiative Council (with ULI Baltimore)
- Sustainability Initiative Council
- Placemaking Initiative Council
Additional details are noted on the application, including Council mission, frequency of meetings, and cost. By joining a Council you commit to attending all meetings and actively participating in the Council.
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. FY20 Co-Chairs: Hilary Chapman and Michele Winters. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Becca Hertz.
The Placemaking Initiative Council provides a forum where public and private sectors can share best practices in urban design, mixed-use development, and planning. The mission of the Placemaking Council is to provide a forum where the public and private sectors come together to share best practices in land use planning, urban design, and mixed use development to create and implement temporary and permanent placemaking projects. The underlying premise is that great places, whether urban or suburban, encourage inclusive social interaction, pride of place, comfortable living and working environments as well as being great stages for all manner of human activities. FY20 Co-Chairs: Robert Atkinson and Tanya Stern. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Alex Krefetz.
The Regional Competitiveness Initiative Council Committed to our region’s continued economic attractiveness and resilience. It seeks to identify areas of shared interests among the region’s governmental jurisdictions, business leaders and organizations while encouraging the region to be intentional, intelligent and holistic in its response to opportunities and challenges in sustaining a thriving region. The Council identifies and shares actionable information to inform regional decision making that enhances the competitiveness and attractiveness of the region. The Council focuses on issues such as innovative technologies, transportation, infrastructure, incentives, policies, competitive advantages, education, energy, and the environment. FY20 Co-Chairs: Carlos Ostria and Emily Vaias. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Alex Krefetz.
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. FY20 Co-Chairs: Scott Brideau and Brad Dockser. Meeting Frequency: Quarterly (2 hours). Cost: $100 Private Sector; $50 Public Sector. Staff Contact: Becca Hertz.
The Transit Oriented Development Council brings ULI Washington and ULI Baltimore industry leaders together to talk about shared regional transportation and land use challenges. FY20 Co-Chairs: Donna Shafer and Miguel Iarola Meeting Frequency: Bi-Annual (Full Day). Staff Contact: Bria Burke.