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Saturday, May 4 • 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Boomtowns: Affordability and Access for Communities on the Margins

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As the boom era rolls on, West Coast cities continue to struggle with a widening wealth gap and a growing population of unhoused citizens. We bring together political leaders and policy experts from three modern-day boomtowns to discuss failures, successes and new ideas.

This session sponsored by Northwest Harvest. 

Moderators
avatar for Catherine Hinrichsen

Catherine Hinrichsen

Project Director, Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness
Catherine is a veteran communications professional and educator who leads Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness. This communications and advocacy program builds capacity and collaboration among nonprofit partners to stimulate action and policy change in homelessness... Read More →

Speakers
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Dow Constantine

King County Executive, King County
Dow Constantine was elected King County Executive in November 2009 and took office that same month. He was a member of the King County Council for eight years and previously served in both the Washington State House of Representatives and State Senate.A Seattle native, Dow graduated... Read More →
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Libby Schaaf

Mayor, City of Oakland
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated into office in January 2015 and launched an agenda to elevate one of America’s most diverse and progressive cities into an equitable and resilient city. Born and raised in Oakland, Schaaf immediately led new initiatives to offset the cost of living... Read More →
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Rex Hohlbein

Founding & Creative Director, Facing Homelessness
Founder + Creative Director at Facing Homelessness / Principal at BLOCK Architects / Co-founder of the BLOCK Project A Seattle native, Rex ran a successful residential architectural firm for 30 years. In 2010, after befriending several men experiencing homelessness along the Fremont... Read More →
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Jo Ann Hardesty

City Commissioner, Portland City Council
City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is the first African-American woman to serve on the Portland City Council. She previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1995 until 2001. Hardesty served in the United States Navy, and was elected to the Oregon House in 1994, holding... Read More →



Saturday May 4, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm
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