Thanks to those who were able to join us for our first ever Virtual Town Hall on September 24.
In addition to sharing a State of the District Council, an overview of the ULI SC Governance and Management Committees, an update on UrbanPlan and new initiatives underway in the Upstate, Midlands and Coastal Regions, the ULI SC Strategic Plan: Forging a New Path was also introduced. The strategic plan lays out six action items developed during a two-day virtual retreat with the ULI SC Governance and Management Committees in June. The six action items are as follows:
Increase recruitment efforts and build industry pipeline with people of color and women
Inspire a more engaged membership culture
Establish a Thriving Community Builders Initiative
Enhance our Value Proposition for our Annual Sponsors
Retain Membership & Enhance Member Value
Establish a ULI SC Advisory Board
With regard to the last action item, ULI South Carolina is happy to introduce the Inaugural ULI SC Advisory Board. Thank you to the Advisory Board Selection Committee – Jeff Baxter, Irene Dumas Tyson, K.J. Jacobs, Matt Kennell Joe Pazdan, and Diana Permar for their thoughtful input in identifying candidates for the inaugural board.
Amber Stewart, S.C. Association for Community Economic Development
The Inaugural Advisory Board will advise ULI SC on the implementation of the ULI SC Strategic Plan, with a particular focus on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all aspects of the organization. The board consists of mostly non-ULI members who can provide an outside perspective on the organization and the real estate industry and help us to recognize blind spots and opportunities to increases access to and awareness of the real estate profession to Black people, women and other people of color.
Looking for ways to get more involved in ULI South Carolina? As discussed in the Town Hall, ULI South Carolina is looking to fill the following positions.