MAYOR KEVIN JOHNSON, NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS HOW TO SPUR JOB CREATION, ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND IMPROVED EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH OUTCOMES THROUGH SACRAMENTO’S REVITALIZATION INITIATIVES

MAYOR KEVIN JOHNSON, NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS HOW TO SPUR JOB CREATION, ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND IMPROVED EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH OUTCOMES THROUGH SACRAMENTO’S REVITALIZATION INITIATIVES

Sacramento Promise Zone and Mayor Kevin Johnson’s

Downtown Housing Initiative are focal points of forum

WHAT:            The Sacramento Promise Zone and Downtown Housing Forum

WHEN:            Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHO:             Sponsored by Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Key forum participants include:

Mayor Kevin Johnson

Ophelia Basgal, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator

La Shelle Dozier, SHRA Executive Director

Alison Becker, City of Los Angeles Promise Zone Director

Heather Hood, Deputy Director, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Yusef Freeman, Vice President, McCormack Baron Salazar

WHERE:         Sacramento City Hall Council Chamber, 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

WHY:            Sacramento has recently been designated a HUD Promise Zone which will create a partnership between federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of Sacramento’s most vulnerable areas. The 10-year Sacramento Promise Zone Initiative complements the recent launch of Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Downtown Housing Initiative to create 10,000 places to live downtown over the next 10 years which together will require an extraordinary commitment of resources from a wide variety of public and private partners to be successfully implemented. The forum will provide an opportunity for dialogue and best practices information sharing by panelists from a local, regional and national perspective.

INTERVIEWS & PHOTO OPS

Key participants on the panels, event sponsors, project area maps, and other opportunities

by request.

Angela Jones
Public Information Officer, SHRA
801 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 440-1355 direct
(916) 492-2557 fax
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www.shra.org

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