Friday, May 4, 2018

5:30 PM Networking (Cash Bar)
6:30 PM Welcome and Dinner
7:00 PM Speaker

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Holiday Inn Rosslyn 
1900 Fort Myer Dr
Arlington, VA 22209

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Jesse Boeding 
Arlington County Civic Federation 

Arlington County Civic Federation's 
2018 Annual Banquet: 
Arlington's Growth Express -
Still on track...or off the rails?

Following a social hour and dinner, there will be a discussion panel focused  on the challenges Arlington faces as it transitions from a suburban environment to a mixed urban-suburban community  with an additional 63,000 residents  and  an estimated population of 283,000 by 2040.

 Alan Ehrenhalt
Former Executive Editor, Governing Magazine, premier publication for State and Local Officials.

Alan Ehrenhalt is a nationally recognized journalist writing on state and local government issues. He  brings a broad perspective on the changes and challenges that American cities and towns are experiencing  as they accommodate growth. He has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and op-ed page, the Washington Post Book World, New Republic and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of four books: The United States of Ambition, The Lost City, Democracy in theMirror, and The Great Inversion. Alan has an undergraduate degree from BrandeisUniversity and a MS in journalism from Columbia. He is a longtime resident of Arlington's Lyon Village. Alan will talk about the challenges communities face being an inner suburb to a major city from the perspective of what he has seen in other local jurisdictions aross the country during his more than 30 years of experience as a journalist.


Michelle McDonough Winters

Michelle McDonough Winters is the Executive Director at The Alliance for Housing Solutions. She joined AHS on May 28, 2016.  In addition to her work with AHS, Michelle has a consulting practice that focuses on the intersection of affordable housing and sustainable communities. Prior to joining AHS, she served as Senior Visiting Fellow for Housing at the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing from 2014-2016. Michelle previously led capacity-building initiatives in sustainable communities and affordable housing preservation for NeighborWorks America and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, two of the country’s largest affordable housing organizations. Michelle worked on housing policy issues for nine years at Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae Foundation. From 2007 to 2010, she served on Arlington’s Housing Commission, chairing the Bricks and Mortar committee and serving as Commission chair in 2008. She received her BA in Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech and her Master in City Planning with a specialization in housing, community and economic development from MIT. An Arlington resident, Michelle currently serves on the boards of Housing Virginia and the Lee Highway Alliance and previously served as president of her local civic association.

  Peter Rousselot

Peter Rousselot currently writes a weekly opinion column, "Peter's Take" for the Arlington news blog, ARLnow.com., where several of his columns have addressed the challenges Arlington faces concerning its growth. Peter has been active in Arlington civic life since he and his family moved to Arlington in 1997. Among other positions, he has served as Chair of the Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission, Co-Chair of the AdvisoryCouncil on Instruction, Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, and member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia.  Peter was associated for 28 years  with the Washington, DC law firm now known as Hogan Lovells as an equity partner and a member of its Executive Committee. He specialized in railroad mergers, acquisitions, and valuations.  Peter earned his undergraduate degree from Yale and a JD from Harvard.

These presentations are the entrée to a lively, thought-provoking conversation during our Q&A segment concerning Arlington’s planned growth – is it on track or off the rails?

Moderated by 

Duke Banks, President Arlington County Civic Association


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