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Housing Forum – July 8, 2019

July 2, 2019

BIAW has partnered with the Association of Washington Business to host a crucial discussion on housing attainability and availability to identify solutions that will deliver affordable workforce housing in communities all across our state.

Join us on Monday, July 8 at a day-long Housing Forum where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a variety of housing industry stakeholders to explore how to strengthen the health of our communities and statewide economy. We hope to see as many BIAW members as possible attend this important event.

Housing Forum Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks Congressman Heck, Dist. 10

Representative Barkis, Dist. 2

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote
Two Decades of Rising Housing Costs in Washington
James Young, Director, Washington Center for Real Estate Research, University of Washington

10:00 a.m. Break

10:10 a.m. The Nuts and Bolts and Dollar and Cents of Building a Home
Toby Broemmeling, Executive Director, West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Moderator
Jay Roberts, Certified Builder, Cascade Homes
LouAnne Neill, Financing Expert, Neill Construction Services
Kurt Wilson, COO, SoundBuilt Homes

11:10 a.m. Managing growth and change in Washington – what’s past is prologue – or is it?
Joseph Tovar, Principal, Tovar Planning

11:40 a.m. Break

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Legislative Panel
Gary Chandler, VP Government Affairs, Association of Washington Business, Moderator
Sen. Hans Zeiger, Dist. 25
Rep. Andrew Barkis, Dist. 2
Rep. Robinson, Dist. 38
Sen. Kuderer, Dist. 48

1:10 p.m. Break

Breakout Sessions:

1:20 p.m. Creating Space for Homes
Nate Nehring, Councilmember, Snohomish County, Moderator
Clay White, Planner, LDC, Inc.
Jamie Howsley, Land Use Attorney, Jordan Ramis PC
Kevin Wallace, President, Wallace Properties

Housing for Washington’s Workforce
Amy Anderson, Government Affairs Director, AWB
Jonathan Smith, Executive Director, Yakima County Development Association
Marcelle Gonzalez, Marketing Manager, Taylor Shellfish

Navigating Local Regulation
Erik Johansen, Land Services Director, Stevens County, Moderator
Heather Burgess, Land Use Attorney, Phillips Burgess Law
Barbara Mock, Director of Planning and Development Services, Snohomish County
Lee Napier, Director of Community Development, Lewis County

2:20 p.m. Infrastructure and Housing Affordability
Candice Bock, Director of Government Relations, Association of Washington Cities, Moderator
Michael Grayum, City Administrator, City of Yelm
Todd Chase, Principal, FCS Group
Erin Leonhart, Director, City of Bothell Public Works

The Rental Factor
Heather Pierce, Deputy Director of Government Affairs, Rental Housing Association of Washington
Kyle Crowder, Blumstein-Jordon Professor of Sociology, UW
Brett Waller, Director of Government Affairs, Washington Multifamily Housing Association
Chester Baldwin, Attorney, Baldwin Legal Group

Financing the Cost of Development

3:20 p.m. Incentivizing Housing Opportunities in Urban and Rural Areas
Developing Housing Options
Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director, GSI
Courtney Williams, Associate Director, Homes First
Mike Kingsella, Executive Director, Up For Growth Action
The Permit Process: The Road to a Home
Jeff Tate, Development Services Manager, City of Auburn
Jan Himebaugh, Governmental Affairs Director, BIAW, Moderator
Carl Schroeder, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities, Moderator
George Newman, Senior Land Use Consultant, Barghausen Engineering
Dennis Hanberg, Director, Planning and Public Works Pierce County Administration

4:30 p.m. Partner Wrap-up
Peter King, CEO, Association of Washington Cities
Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director, Greater Spokane Incorporated
Kris Johnson, President and CEO, Association of Washington Business, Moderator
Greg Lane, Executive Vice President, BIAW
Eric Johnson, Executive Director, WA State Association of Counties

5:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Adjourn

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