What can mayors do to address the cost of housing?

What can mayors do to address the cost of housing?

Posted By Greater Austin Chamber | Sep 28, 2017
Chamber, Membership, Public Policy, Transportation Print Article What can mayors do to address the cost of housing?

For many Texans, having a place to live is more than an address. It’s a place where they find sanctuary, a safe haven they can raise a family, and a refuge they can build their future. Mayors play a huge role in this effort as they are the decision makers for local policy that positively impacts or reduces affordable housing options for their constituents.

Join the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce as we host Making Central Texas Work!, as we explore the future of planning and its function in building an effective region through water, electricity, infrastructure, and land use.

The event, to be held October 30 at the JW Marriott, features three engaging panel discussions followed by keynote speaker Jeffrey Tumlin, an expert in helping communities achieve wider goals and best utilize their limited resources. The event will conclude with a reception with mayors, elected officials, and community leaders.

The final of the three-panel discussions will be a forty minute conversation with Central Texas Mayors on their strategies to address growth in their respective cities and used techniques to connect land use and equitable transportation.

The half-day event will explore stories shared by Steve Adler, Mayor of City of Austin; Dale Ross, Mayor of City of Georgetown; and Craig Morgan, Mayor of City of Round Rock, as they converse about the future of cities through the lens of urban planning. 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Phil Wilson, General Manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).  

Tickets are $65 for members; $75 at the door and for non-members.

Click here to register.

Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.