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Affordable Housing & Economic Development - A Rural Approach

Date: August 23, 2018

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: August 23 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on August 21

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Monday, August 13

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Rural and small communities are generally known to face a unique set of workforce and development challenges compared to their urban counterparts. Consequently, rural areas often feel the negative impacts of limited housing on a larger and magnified scale. Join this webinar to hear how your economic development organization can support its rural workforce and increase its economic competitiveness through affordable housing.

The conversation will cover:

• Tools to analyze workforce and housing challenges in rural communities
• Case studies on how economic developers are using affordable housing to increase economic competitiveness
• Resources for rural communities looking to utilize affordable housing for economic development




Suzanne Anarde
LISC Vice President and
Rural LISC Director
Fowler, CO

Suzanne began 27 years serving rural communities as founding Director of Tri-County Housing in Colorado. She joined Rural LISC in 2005 as a consultant, and in 2010 as Senior Program Director managing loan and grant portfolios for partners in California, Oregon and Utah. In 2013, Suzanne was appointed Rural LISC Vice President, overseeing revitalization work with 85 rural community-based organizations in 44 states.

Suzanne served on the Colorado State Housing Board for seven years and was President of the Fowler School Board for 18 years as an elected representative of this rural school district in southeastern Colorado. She also serves as a Board member with Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council, National Rural Housing Coalition, U.S. Bank Advisory Committee, Dakotas America Advisory Board, and CEI National Advisory Board serving rural Maine.

Kelley Hutton Deutmeyer
Executive Director
East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA)
Dubuque, IA

Kelley Hutton Deutmeyer has been the Executive Director of East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) since December of 2001. ECIA is a Council of Governments and provides technical assistance in the areas of economic development; housing; employment and training; transportation and land use planning; community development; and transit to over 71 municipalities in a five county region of Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Cedar and Clinton counties in rural Iowa.

ECIA exists because of a need for local governments facing similar problems to cooperate in finding solutions and to share resources through ECIA. The mission of ECIA is to work with member governments, their citizens and others to empower communities and enhance the quality of life throughout the region.

Kelley’s career began with ECIA while still in college as an intern in 1983. As Executive Director, Kelley develops and directs the programs, services and administrative affairs of ECIA; carries out organizational and policy matters; oversees all agency wide programs, services and staff; and maintains liaison with member agencies as well as national, state, and other local agencies and officials. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Kelley was the Assistant Director for Housing at ECIA.

Kelley’s other professional experience includes holding the position of Director of Grant Proposals at Clarke College in Dubuque and while residing in Wisconsin for several years, she was the Director of Housing and Community Development for a Community Action agency.

Kelley is a graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. Kelley is married to Darrell Deutmeyer and together they have five children and five grandchildren. Kelley’s hobbies include Pilates, walking her dogs, animal and wildlife photography, and traveling. Kelley is a member of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, Medical Associates Health Plans Board of Directors, Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and the American Association of Grant Professionals.


Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


• Using a telephone: A touch-tone telephone
• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for Windows/Mac/Linux, or Safari 2.0 for Macintosh
• Broadband Internet connection

Learn more about GoToWebinar please review the Attendee Quick Reference Guide(PDF)


Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Monday, August 13. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, August 13.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Monday, August 13 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Monday, August 13 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


Attend Web Seminars and Earn Recertification Credits from the Comfort of Your Office

We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Marjorie Rose at mrose@iedconline.org.