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Quality Conference

2016 Richmond Columbian Properties

Quality of Place Conference

Thursday June 23, 2016

William G. Scott House

204 North 10th Street

Richmond, Indiana

All sessions to be held at the William G. Scott House

Registration begins at 8:00 A.M.

Schedule of Events

Session 1: 9:00 A.M.

Colin Compton, Cleveland Restoration Society

The Heritage Home Program and how it helps homeowners restore their property with technical advice and loans

Session 2: 10:00 A.M.

Marsh Davis, President of Indiana Landmarks

The value of the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Districts and District Commissions in community reinvestment

Session 3: 11:00 A.M.

Scott Zimmerman, Director of Richmond’s Center City Development Corporation

The National Main Street Program and Richmond’s development of façade restoration and upper level living spaces

Keynote Luncheon: 12:00 P.M.

Tamar Shapiro, President and CEO, Center for Community Progress

How Small Cities are facing the challenges of declining population and issues related to blight and poverty


Tamar Shapiro is President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress.  She has more than a decade of experience working on state, regional, and local policies related to land use, economic development, housing, transportation, and the environment.

Prior to joining the Center in December 2012, Tamar was Senior Director of Urban and Social Policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she managed transatlantic urban policy programs and networks with a particular focus on the revitalization of older, industrial cities. Previously, Tamar served as the Director of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute and the Governors’ Institute on Community Design at Smart Growth America. In this role, she advised governors and their cabinet officials on state policies related to growth and development.  An attorney by training, Tamar Shapiro also worked at Klein Hornig, LLP, a law firm specialized in affordable housing development, where she represented public housing authorities as well as developers in mixed-finance affordable housing development deals.

Tamar received a McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Affairs to conduct a 2010 research project on vacant property policies in former East Germany. In 1999-2000, she was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Berlin and worked at the Berlin Administration on Urban Planning and Environment as well as the German Institute for Urban Affairs.

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Registration: $35.00 per person through Eventbrite:

mail in registration to P.O. Box 294 Richmond, Indiana 47375,

or registration at the door

Partners: Indiana Landmarks, Place Economics, Center for Community Progress

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