How to Increase the Production of Mixed-Income Development - September 22, 2017

Speaker Biographies

Jennifer Carlat is the vice president of policy for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, with responsibility for issues affecting development, zoning, and transit, and for representing chamber positions on issues before the Metro Council. Carlat previously served in a variety of roles for the Metro Planning Department for more than a decade, most recently as director of special projects with responsibility for the development of NashvilleNext, a comprehensive plan outlining policies guiding Nashville's growth over the next 25 years.

Ann Carpenter is a senior community and economic development adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, specializing in housing and neighborhood revitalization. Her recent work includes studies on land contracts, heirs' property, and strategies to increase the production of mixed-income housing. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Carpenter was a senior research associate at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). There, she specialized in the areas of community resilience, emergency management planning, and sustainability. Her work has been published by the Brookings Institution and in several scholarly journals. She recently served as a reviewer for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Carpenter earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and master's and doctorate degrees in city and regional planning from Georgia Tech. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a member of the Urban Land Institute of Atlanta's Center for Leadership Class of 2017.

Renée Lewis Glover is the founder and managing member of the Catalyst Group LLC, a national consulting firm focused on urban revitalization, real estate development, community building, urban policy, and business transformation. Glover served as the president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority for almost 20 years, until September 2013, during which she pioneered master-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income communities. During her tenure, the housing authority sponsored 16 such communities in partnership with private sector real estate developers and other investors, leveraging $300 million of federal funds into over $3 billion of private investment and economic impact. She has been nationally recognized for her role in transforming U.S. urban policy. In January 2016, Glover was elected to the board of directors of Fannie Mae Corporation. She is also on the board of Enterprise Community Partners Inc. Glover served on the board of Habitat for Humanity International from November 2006 to November 2015. She served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta board from January 2009 to December 2014 and was appointed to the board of advisers of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Urban Research in June 2015. She also served as a commissioner of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission from October 2011 to September 2014. Glover has received numerous recognitions over the years and was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in November 2007. Most recently, she was honored by HousingWire as one of 40 "Women of Influence in Real Estate" and by the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the recipients of the "2015 Outstanding Directors Awards" for exemplary service as chair of the board of Habitat International.

Adriane Bond Harris is the director of the Mayor's Office of Housing, which is focused on the city's efforts to fund, build, and preserve housing affordability, while retaining residents from displacement and unhealthy living conditions. In this role, over $70 million has been dedicated to affordable and workforce housing development efforts, including the release of the Housing Nashville report, expansion of the Barnes Housing Trust Fund, implementation of the voluntary inclusionary housing policy and the Housing Incentives Pilot Programs as well as the use of metro-owned property for housing development. With the launch of these programs and others over the past two years, nearly 2,000 affordable and workforce housing units are under construction or planned for preservation. Harris has a background in urban planning, community and affordable housing development, and federal program management and has worked in the Nashville area for nearly 15 years.