Councilman Weiner participates in panel discussion during 2005 Governor's Conference
New Castle (DE) Councilman Bob Weiner to be on panel entitled "Community Design" at the 2005 Governor’s Conference on Housing Monday November 14
8AM – 4:30PM, Sheraton Conference Center, Dover, DE.
Presented by the Delaware State Housing Authority, the conference theme is "All Roads Lead to Home". Keynote Speaker is Ralph Mangano, Executive Director of the United Interagency Council on Homelessness.
General Tracks that will be discussed include:
2)Financing Affordable Housing
3)The Cost of Development
4)Hot Topics such as Ending Chronic Homelessness, Getting Residents Involved, Keeping our Communities Safe
The session name is "Community Design" and the scheduled time is 2:30 - 3:45.
Councilman Robert S. (Bob) Weiner has served as Chair of the National
Association of Counties' (NACo) Sustainability Leadership Team for the
past 5 years. During that time, he has also chaired NACo's Land Use and
Growth Management Subcommittee.
Bob has authored articles, written legislation and lectured nationally
on new urbanism, transportation, affordable housing strategies,
environment and land use growth management strategies. His articles have
appeared in publications throughout the State of Delaware and in NACo
Councilman Weiner has spearheaded the Claymont Renaissance economic redevelopment initiative in 2000 to revitalize this historic community. He assisted in raising over $250,000 of seed money through government grants and private corporate contributions to finance the Claymont Renaissance planning phase and was instrumental in organizing regular monthly meetings of public and private stakeholders for the purpose of developing a consensus idealized build out plan. Local business, civic and historic groups, supported by federal, state and county officials have worked with Councilman Weiner to attract new business investment to this previously blighted area, resulting in an initial commitment to invest over 300 million dollars of new private investment capital in the community.
For conference application - http://www2.state.de.us/dsha/
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