Thursday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
In case you missed it — or even if you attended — highlights of our Section of State & Local Government Law fall meeting can be found below:
Refugee & Immigrant Communities — The Minnesota Experience: The Legalities, Practicalities, & Lessons Learned
Minnesota has a decades-long history of accepting significant communities of refugees and immigrants from culturally diverse parts of the world. The panel, which is comprised both of members of some of those communities and government officials, will discuss legal, programmatic, and other efforts to integrate refugees and immigrants, as well as the impacts and contributions of refugee communities.
Amran Farah, Greene Espel PLLP, Minneapolis, MN
Vinodh Kutty, Center for Innovation and Excellence, Hennipin County, MN
Denise Wells, Principal, Andersen United Community School, Minneapolis, MN
Michelle Rivero, Neighborhood and Community Relations, Minneapolis, MN
Representative Samantha Vang, Minnesota House of Representatives – Asian-Pacific Caucus
Steve Meili, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Immigration & Human Rights Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, like several other local governments, has revised its zoning code and comprehensive plan to delete single-family only zoning as part of an effort to address the dearth of affordable housing. While a relatively new zoning change, the panel (including representatives of both the City and the development community) will focus on its implementation and initial consequences, as well as on strategies implemented by other jurisdictions to increase the availability of affordable and workforce housing.
Howard Roston, Fredrickson & Bryon PA, Minneapolis, MN
Heather Worthington, Planning Director, Minneapolis, MN
Kelly Doran, Doran Companies, Minneapolis, MN (tentative)
Jennifer Bragar, Tomasi Salyer Martin, Portland, OR
ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
See our complete 2019 fall CLE & networking conference schedule.