Opportunity Zones Workshop - Speaking Portion (register tour credits separately)

APA Massachusetts Chapter


Wednesday, March 6, 2019
9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EST

Brockton, MA, United States

CM | 2.25

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Join the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter for a presentation and conversation on the Opportunity Zone program.  Learn more about what the program is and is not, how investors and businesses are looking at this opportunity, what kind of real estate deals are best suited for this program as it currently stands, and how municipalities can best take advantage of this program. This workshop is primarily aimed at community development, economic development, planning, and other municipal officials with the goal of providing tools and strategies for communities that have designated Opportunity Zones.  


Elijah Plymesser

Invited Speaker

Elijah Plymesser has been working on issues of neighborhood revitalization and community engagement for the past seven years in and around the Boston-area. Prior to joining the LOCUS team, Elijah worked with Boston-based planning and engineering firm, Howard Stein Hudson, as Public Involvement Specialist where he managed community engagement on ... Read More

Karen Kelleher

Invited Speaker

Karen E. Kelleher brings more than 20 years of experience driving housing affordability and building strong, inclusive communities to her role as Executive Director of LISC Boston. She also brings deep expertise in housing, finance, development and policy. Before joining LISC, Kelleher served as Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Housing ... Read More

Steve Grossman

Invited Speaker

As CEO of Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), Steve leads a dynamic and growing team of professionals dedicated to achieving economic prosperity in America's inner cities. Steve is focused on setting ICIC's strategic direction, leading the organization through a period of rapid growth and extending ICIC ... Read More

Rob May

Invited Speaker

Mr. May joined the City of Brockton in August of 2014 as Director of Planning and Economic Development. In his short tenure, the City published the Downtown Action Strategy, created a Urban Renewal District and District Improvement Plan to support downtown reinvestment, adopted a Housing Development Incentive Plan and kicked ... Read More

Contact Info

Darlene Wynne, darlene.wynne@gmail.com