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Brandi Blessett

Associate Professor, MPA Director University of Cincinnati

Darrin Wilson

Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the MPA Program, Northern Kentucky University

Bernadette Hanlon

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University

Stephanie Moes

Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC

Mark Lawson

President/CEO, Community Action Agency

Geoff Milz

Township Administrator, Colerain Township

Sally Martin

Housing Director, City of South Euclid

Ed Cunningham

Division Manager of Property Maintenance Code Enforcement, Cincinnati

Will Basil

Landbank Manager, The Port

Darrell Yater

Assistant Superintendent, Northwest Local School District

Kevin Jamison

Director of Human Resources, Princeton City School District

Richard Tranter

Group Leader, Real Estate Practice

Melissa Johnson

Executive Vice-President, The Port

Tanisha Briley

City Manager, Gaithersburg

Dan Gerard

Director of Business Development, Peel9

Tom Carroll

Village Manager, Silverton

Kristen Baker

Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Elizabeth Blume

Director of the Community Building Institute (CBI), Xavier University

Janice Urbanik

Senior Director for Innovation and Strategy, National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Darin Hall

President/CEO, Civitas Development Group

Jennifer Walke

Vice-President of Development, Model Group

Moira Weir

President/CEO, United Way of Cincinnati

Valerie Lemmie

Director of Exploratory Research, The Kettering Foundation

Mary Reid

Social Services Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Jerry Newfarmer

President and CEO, Management Partners

Taylor Gruenwald

Model Group, Developer

Gregory Johnson

Chief Executive Director, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

Rayshun Holt

Program Director, Beacon of Hope Alliance

Gina Marsh

Executive Director, Human Services Chamber

Emily Carnahan

Program Manager, Hamilton County

Phillip Denning

Executive Vice President, The Port

Holly Christmann

Assistant County Administrator, Hamilton County

T.J. White

Executive Director, Center for Local Government

Jeniece Jones

Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati

Jocelyn Gibson

Senior Consultant/City Planner, ZoneCo

Andrea Jandricek

Founder, Changing Ground Project

Joy Pierson

Community Development Administrator, Hamilton County

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Silverton was first incorporated in March of 1905, but it had been a train and railroad stop associated with Cincinnati for many years prior. Originally an outlying farm community settled in 1809, Silverton is today an inner ring suburb of the City of Cincinnati.

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