Summer 2015 Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Des Moines! View presentations below and materials on the 'Briefing Book' tab.
 
Community Policing and Racial Equity

Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Columbia SC

Chief of Police Dana Wingert, Des Moines IA
Deputy Chief Allwyn Brown, Richmond CA

 

Measuring Sustainability: Metrics & Systems

Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis MN
Laura Graham, Sustainability Coordinator, Des Moines IA
Dan Caroselli, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles CA

 

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

Dave Cieslewicz, former Mayor of Madison WI and founding members of the Mayors Innovation Project

 

Effective Housing Planning

Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington VT

Glenn Lyons, Neighborhood Development Corporation

Sheila Dillon, Director of Neighborhood Development, Boston MA

Mike Akerlow, Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, Salt Lake City UT

 

An Urban Agenda for the Next Administration

Mayor Frank Cownie, Des Moines IA

Mayor Lisa Wong, Fitchburg MA

Mayor Scott Avedisian, Warwick RI

 

Thank you to our sponsors & supporters: 

Zipcar

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​Note:

We are a non-partisan organization and have invited all announced presidential candidates to attend this meeting. The attendance of any candidate at this meeting should not be construed as an endorsement of their candidacy.


Thursday, August 13

​3:00 - 5:00pm

​​Steering Committee Meeting - Members only

Kofu Room, Des Moines City Hall

​5:00 - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

An Urban Agenda for the Next Administration

The Honorable Martin O’Malley

Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive

​7:15pm

Dinner with members of the Des Moines City Council

Mayor Frank Cownie

Council Members Christine Hensley, Skip Moore, Chris Coleman

Small group no-host reservations will be facilitated


Friday, August 14

8:00 - 9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust Street

9:00 - 9:30am

Welcome & Introductions

Joel Rogers, COWS & Mayor Frank Cownie, Des Moines, IA

9:30 - 11:30am

Community Policing & Racial Equity

Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Columbia SC

Chief of Police Dana Wingert, Des Moines IA

Deputy Chief Allwyn Brown, Richmond CA

Moderator: Former Mayor Heidi Davison, Athens GA

11:30am - 1:00pm

Why Iowa?: The Impact of the Iowa Caucuses

Andrea Woodard, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Lunch sponsored by Zipcar

​1:00 - 2:45pm

Measuring Sustainability: Metrics & Systems

Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis MN

Laura Graham, Sustainability Coordinator, Des Moines IA

Dan Caroselli, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles CA

Moderator: Councilmember Mike Kasperzak, Mountain View CA

3:00 - 5:00pm

Tours of Des Moines

Choose one:

1. BCycle tour of Des Moines featuring downtown development – Meet in Cowles Commons, across from the Renaissance Hotel

2. Driving tour of Des Moines featuring Community Policing – Meet directly outside of World Food Prize at vans

3. Walking tour of Des Moines featuring public art – Meet in Renaissance Hotel lobby

4. Tour of the Iowa State Capitol – Meet on front steps of World Food Prize

6:00 - 7:00pm

​Reception

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust Street

Optional tour of the World Food Prize at 6:15pm

7:00 - 9:00pm

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

Dave Cieslewicz, former Mayor of Madison WI and founding members of the Mayors Innovation Project

Moderator: Joel Rogers, COWS

Dinner


Saturday, August 15

8:30 - 9:45am

Breakfast at the Farmer’s Market

Meet at Cowles Commons, on other side of Locust St from the Renaissance, for food vouchers and further instruction.

10:00 - 12:00pm

Effective Housing Planning

Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington VT

Glenn Lyons, Neighborhood Development Corporation

Sheila Dillon, Director of Neighborhood Development, Boston MA

Mike Akerlow, Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, Salt Lake City UT

Moderator: Marjorie Sloan, Mayor of Golden CO

12:00 - 12:45pm

Lunch

12:45 - 2:45pm

An Urban Agenda for the Next Administration

Mayor Frank Cownie, Des Moines IA

Mayor Lisa Wong, Fitchburg MA

Mayor Scott Avedisian, Warwick RI

Moderator: Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Chapel Hill NC

2:45 - 3:00pm

Break

3:00 - 5:00pm

Tour of the Iowa State Fair

Gary Slater, CEO/Manager of the Fair

5:00pm

Dinner on your own



Community Policing & Racial Equity

Resources

Community Policing Defined, Community Oriented Policing Services US Department of Justice,, October 1st, 2014. Read more.



How Cincinnati Got Its Cops to Support Community Policing, Liz Farmer, July 8th, 2015. Read more.



A Police Chief’s Call for Reform, David Couper, June 1st, 2015. Read more.



Process Evaluation for the Office of Neighborhood Safety, National Council on Crime and Delinquency , July 1st, 2015. Read more.



What Mayors Needs to Know About Their Police, David Couper, August 1st, 2015. Read more.



Police-Community Relations, Center for Court Innovations. Read more.



Police-Youth Dialogues Can Build Trust, Relationships, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, May 13th, 2015. Read more.



Stepping Up: Strengthening Police, Youth, and Community Relationships, Youth Justice Board, June 1st, 2015. Read more.



Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, May 1st, 2015. Read more.



Measuring Sustainability: Metrics & Systems

Resources

Integrating the STAR Community Rating System into Comprehensive Planning, STAR Communities. Read more..



Indicators for Sustainability: How cities are monitoring and evaluating their success,”, Sustainable Cities International , November 1st, 2012. Read more.



STAR Community Rating System, STAR Communities, March 1st, 2015. Read more.



New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Chapter 6: Indicators and Monitoring, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1336: 89-106, January 1st, 2015. Read more.



Executive Directive No. 7: Sustainability City pLAn, City of Los Angeles, April 8th, 2015. Read more..



Minneapolis Sustainability Reprt, City of Minneapolis, November 1st, 2012. Read more..



A Framework for Sustainability Indicators at EPA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, December 1st, 2012. Read more.



Why Data Providers Say No… Any Why They Should Say Yes, National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, January 30th, 2012. Read more.



Effective Housing Planning

Resources

Prolonged Housing Crisis Diminishes Confidence in the American Dream, MacArthur Foundation, June 9th, 2015. Read more.



Effective Communication and Messaging to Elevate a Discussion on Housing Policy, Hart Research Associates, June 19th, 2015. Read more..



Salt Lake City Housing Needs Assessment, City of Salt Lake City, November 3rd, 2013. Read more..



Who Needs Housing that is Affordable?, City of Salt Lake City. Read more..



Salt Lake Cirty 5,000 Doors – Housing Targets, City of Salt Lake City. Read more.



Salt Lake City Q2 FY2015 Housing Report, City of Salt Lake City, June 1st, 2015. Read more.



Housing Tomorrow: Choices for a Greener Greater Des Moines, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, April 1st, 2015. Read more..



Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, City of Boston, April 1st, 2015. Read more..



Burlington Housing Plan, City of Burlington, November 2nd, 2014. Read more..



Housing Seattle: A Road map to an Affordable and Livable City, Mayor Ed Murray, City of Seattle, July 13th, 2015. Read more..



An Urban Agenda for the Next Administration

Resources

Inside Job: How the Obama Administration is Reshaping Urban Policy, Ben Adler, April 30th, 2012. Read more.



“Urban Progress: Lessons from CAP’s Roundtable on Expanding Opportunity in America’s Urban Areas, Tracey Ross, Center for American Progress, May 26th, 2015. Read more..



An Urban Agenda Against ‘Secular Stagnation’, Richard Florida, The Atlantic Citylab, December, December 1st, 2014. Read more.



Let Our Cities Move, Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett, New York Times, May 13th, 2015. Read more.



A Thriving Future of Places, Project for Public Spaces, May 13th, 2015. Read more.



President Obama: ‘If Cities Are Successful, Then America Is Going to be Successful, Ed Somers, U.S. Conference of Mayors, February 2nd, 2015. Read more..



Former Mayors, Now Top Administration Officals, Discuss Roles, Relationships with Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, February 2nd, 2015. Read more.



Robert Agee, Mayors Office, Policy, Annapolis, MD

Michael Akerlow, Director Housing & Neighborhood Development, Salt Lake City, UT

Scott Avedisian, Mayor, Warwick, RI

Lisa Barkovic, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight

DJ Baxter, Redevelopment Director, Salt Lake City, UT

Steve Benjamin, Mayor, Columbia, SC, MIP Steering Committee

Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor-elect, Grand Rapids, MI

Allwyn Brown, Assistant Police Chief, Richmond, CA

Dan Caroselli, Director, Innovation and Performance Management, Los Angeles, CA

Dave Cieslewicz, Executive Director, Wisconsin Bike Fed, MIP Advisory Committee

Chris Clark, City Councilmember & Former Mayor, Mountain View, CA

Skip Conkling, Mayor, Altoona, IA

Frank Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, IA, MIP Steering Committee

Jon Crews, Mayor, Cedar Falls, IA

Heidi Davison, Former Mayor, Athens, GA

Jeffrey DeLuca, Mayoral Aide, Chapel Hill, NC

Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing, Boston, MA

Casey Earp, Assistant City Manager I, Boulder, CO

Laura Graham, Assistant to the City Manager, Sustainability Coordinator, Des Moines, IA

Donald Groesser, Mayor, Ralston, NE

Elizabeth Guernsey, Program Officer, Open Society Foundations

John Hamilton, Mayoral Candidate, Bloomington, IN

Pegeen Hanrahan, Principal, Community and Conservation Solutions, LLC, MIP Advisory Committee

Betsy Hodges, Mayor, Minneapolis, MN

John Hollar, Mayor, Montpelier, VT

Justin Holmes, Director, Communications & Public Policy, Zipcar

James Irwin, Associate Director, Mayors Innovation Project

Matthew Johnsen, Advisor, Bloomington, IN

Lee Jones, Director of Business Development, BCycle

Alexander Kapur, CEO, OpportunitySpace, Inc.

Mike Kasperzak, Councilmember & Former Mayor, Mountain View, CA, MIP Steering Committee

Alan Kemp, Executive Director, Iowa League of Cities

Mark Kleinschmidt, Mayor, Chapel Hill, NC, MIP Steering Committee

Matt Larson, Innovation Manager, Saint Paul, MN

Glenn Lyons, Executive Director, Neighborhood Development Corporation of Des Moines

Larry MacDonald, Mayor, Bayfield, WI

Gregory Magofna, Legislative Aide to the Mayor, Berkeley, CA

Ed Malloy, Mayor, Fairfield, IA

Monica McCroskey, Executive Administrative Assistant, Des Moines, IA

Bryan Mock, Real Estate Coordinator, OpportunitySpace inc

David Pope, Former Mayor, Oak Park, IL, MIP Advisory Committee

Laurel Prussing, Mayor, Urbana, IL

Amanda Romer, Liaison to Mayor and Council, Des Moines, IA

Steve Skadron, Mayor, Aspen, CO

Marjorie Sloan, Mayor, Golden, CO, MIP Steering Committee

Anthony Soto, City Councillor, Holyoke, MA

Roger Stancil, Town Manager, Chapel Hill, NC

Bill Stowe, CEO and General Manager, Des Moines, IA

Hilari Varnadore, Executive Director, STAR Communities

Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington, VT, MIP Steering Committee

Mordie Weintraub, President, Tel-Affinity Corporation

Dana Wingert, Chief of Police, Des Moines, IA

Lisa A Wong, Mayor, Fitchburg, MA, MIP Steering Committee

Andrea Woodard, Public Policy Manager, Iowa Caucus Consortium

Todd Yuffee, Sales, Tel-Affinty Corp.