Fresno Hosts Annual San Joaquin Valley Housing Symposium

The City of Fresno is pleased to host the first ever San Joaquin Valley Housing Symposium. This one day event will bring together housing professionals from across the valley and state to discuss, network and exchange ideas about land use topics that are vital to the future of California’s new frontier. It will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fresno Convention Center, 848 “M” Street.

This symposium will focus on sustainable growth strategies including educational tracks on regionalism, compact development and affordable housing. Lynn Jacobs, Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, is the keynote speaker for the morning plenary session. Renowned California author William Fulton, President and CEO of the Solimar Research Group, is the lunchtime keynote speaker. The symposium will include a catered lunch and a networking reception hosted by the Urban Land Institute.

This Symposium is brought to you by the City of Fresno’s Housing and Community Development Division, in collaboration with the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, the San Joaquin Valley Regional Blueprint, and the Greater Fresno Chamber of Commerce.

Cost of registration is $50.00 per person and is available online at

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Patti Miller, Public Affairs Administrator 621-7795

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