The University of Minnesota is holding its Annual Conference on Public Policy – Defining the Public Good: What is the Role of Government in Minnesota? on Wednesday, October 12 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul.
The opening plenary will set the stage for a day of reflection and analysis of how Minnesota defines the public good and what role the public, private and nonprofit sectors have in delivering the services that help provide for our general well-being.
Among the day's lineup of breakout sessions is Thinking Beyond the Bubble: Meeting Minnesota's Changing Housing Needs, which includes a top-notch lineup of panelists.
Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency will be joined by Warren Hanson, President and CEO of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, and Tom Streitz, Housing Policy and Development Director for the City of Minneapolis to explore recommendations for innovation, collaboration, and policy change to ensure adequate housing opportunities for low- and moderate income Minnesotans in the wake of the bursting of the housing bubble. Laura Kadwell, Director of Heading Home Minnesota, will serve as the moderator.
The conference is a good way for analysts, advocates, and policymakers to explore timely topics, including housing, that reflect the importance of analysis in formulating good public policy.
A limited number of non-profit partial scholarships are available for conference attendees from registered non-profit organizations. Scholariship applications are due Sept. 22.