CVRHP’s 2021 Fall/Winter Speaker Series

The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership is pleased to present a 2021 Fall/Winter speaker series. The topics and dates are listed below.

SERIES DETAILS

Date: October 21, 2021 from noon to 1:30pm

Description: A roundtable for presentation of recent housing initiatives from each member jurisdiction of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.

Speakers: 

  • Stacy Pethia, Housing Policy Manager, Albemarle County
  • Sam Sanders, Deputy City Manager of Operations, City of Charlottesville
  • Douglas Miles, Director of Community Development, Fluvanna County
  • Jim Frydl, Planning Director, Greene County

Target Audience: Zoning staff, developers, housing professionals, city and county planners, community members.

Date: November 16, 2021 from noon to 1:00pm

Description: A discussion with rural housing policy experts and members of regional rural local government that will focus on the primary challenges to the construction and rehabilitation of housing in rural areas.

Speakers:

  • Colleen Fisher, Executive Director, Council for Affordable and Rural Housing
  • Jonathan Knopf, Senior Research Associate, HousingForward Virginia
  • Jesse Rutherford, Vice Chairman, Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Target Audience: Rural residents, zoning staff, housing professionals, developers, policymakers, contractors

Date: January 20, 2022 from noon to 1:00pm

Description: A discussion of “missing middle” housing – what it is, how it is used in cities, and how it can affect housing affordability.

Speakers:

  • Suzanne Moomaw, Chair + Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Architecture
  • Emily Hamilton, Senior Research Fellow & Director of the Urbanity Project, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Target Audience: Zoning staff, developers, housing professionals, city and county planners, community members, academic staff

Date: February 17, 2022 from noon to 1:00pm

Description: A roundtable of local faith-based organizations currently engaging in housing initiatives followed by a broader discussion of faith-based organizations in the housing sphere.

Target Audience: Zoning staff, developers, housing professionals, city and county planners, community members, local members of faith-based organizations