With Phase 1 of Electric Works complete, the development team is seeking insights and best practices to cultivate an inclusive place. As the lead developer of Electric Works, Ancora has invited Urban Land Institute (ULI) to conduct an Advisory Services Panel on May 5. ULI leaders will spend time in Fort Wayne prior to the panel and meet with community stakeholders to inform their recommendations on inclusive business development and hiring practices for minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in the region. The panel discussion will include a Q&A session with attendees.
- Panel Chair Fernando Costa, Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Worth
- Lorin Carter, Founder & CEO, C-Suite Equity Consulting, LLC
- Faron A. Hill, President, Peregrine Oak, ULI Foundation Chair
- Jill Hunger, Assistant Director, Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing & Development
- Joanna Mack, Associate, Salazar Architect
- Taylor Ralph, Founder and President, REAL Building Consultants
- Dawveed Scully, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
In addition to the panelists, several ULI leaders will attend the event, including Ron Pressman, Global CEO, ULI; and Sonia Huntley, Senior Vice President of diversity, equity and inclusion for ULI Americas. The ULI Advisory Services Panel is made possible in partnership with The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and with support from Barnes & Thornburg, AWS Foundation, Do it Best, and Greater Fort Wayne Inc.