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Community Impact Summit: Changing Demographics

Changing Demographics Summit 2014

“If we don’t adapt to the changing geography of poverty and opportunity, we run the risk of creating a lot more entrenched problems and generational problems that cities have been dealing with for decades.”  - Elizabeth Kneebone, Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institute and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Held on April 22, 2014, this first ever Community Impact Summit brought together more than 200 community leaders representing local employers, government officials, educators, nonprofit partners and concerned individuals to address the rapidly changing demographics of Williamson County and the implications for all aspects of our communities.

Schedule 

8:00 a.m. - Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Welcome by Don Tracy

8:40 a.m. - Changing Demographics and Implications of Growth Brian Kelsey, Principal at Civic Analytics and Lecturer at University of Texas at Austin

9:10 a.m. - A Panel Discussion: Community Perspectives on Poverty

Dan Hilliard, Board Member, Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities

Patty Conner, LCSW, CEO, Hope Alliance Crisis Center

Felix Barnhart, Social Worker, Leander ISD

Pastor Marcus Bigott, Secretary, Hutto Has Heart

Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director, The Caring Place

Allyson Jervey, LCSW, Jervey and Associates Psychotherapy

10:15 a.m. - What Makes Communities Thrive? Creating a Climate of Success by Elizabeth Kneebone, Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institute and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

11:15 a.m. - Closing comments and Call to Action by LeAnn Powers, United Way of Williamson County and Scott Alarcon, Georgetown Health Foundation 

11:30 pm Adjourn