Friday, August 27, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Western Piedmont Council of Governments 
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Regional Housing Forum

Registration is now open to attend the Regional Housing Forum on Friday, August 27, 2021 (8:30 am to Noon). This event will feature speakers from area local governments about significant housing development that is planned or underway. In addition, the event will feature an expert speaker who will share how local communities can encourage the construction of more housing. Please follow the link below to find an agenda, event details and register for the event.
Attendance to this event is free.


8:00am             Registration & Networking

8:30am             Welcome, Introduction, and Purpose – Anthony W. Starr, WPCOG Executive Director

8:40am             What is happening with housing development in our region? Local government leaders will highlight some of the housing development occurring in our region.

Sally Sandy, Morganton City Manager
Warren Wood, Hickory City Manager
Jacky Eubanks, Catawba County Planning Director
Scott Hildebran, Lenoir City Manager
Sherry Long, WPCOG Assistant Executive Director


9:30am             Panel Discussion:
What would you attribute to your success for recent development?
What obstacles did you overcome or are still confronting?

10:00am           Break

10:20am           Chad Meadows, Founder and Principal with CodeWright Planners LLC, will present opportunities to change local codes to encourage the construction of more housing.

11:20am           Wrap-up and Future Forum Topics – Anthony W. Starr

11:35pm           Adjournment 

The next Regional Housing Forum is scheduled for February or March 2022 and is intended to focus on affordable housing issues.