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CNU27.Louisville : Elected Women and Community Design

  • seelbach hotel 500 South 4th Street Louisville, KY, 40202 United States (map)

Speakers: Erica Brown, Jill Dabbs ,Michele Martinez & Cate Ryba

Women must have a seat at the table when policy decisions that shape how our communities are made. Our communities are designed by public policy, which is directly influenced by elected officials. Yet among U.S. cities with populations of over 30,000, only 20 percent of mayors are women, and often city and county councils lack adequate representation by women. The ranks of women in public office must grow if we are to effectively represent over half the population when crafting community, design-focused public policies. In this moderated conversation, four women will give their individual perspectives on how they approached community design as elected officials. Each will share her unique view on running for office and the process of championing and passing policies to influence the design of her community.

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