2011 National CLT Conference Re-Cap
Homestead was proud to host the 2011 National Community Land Trust conference in partnership with the Northwest CLT Coalition in Seattle, WA. The four day conference took place at the Red Lion Inn in downtown Seattle, and the weather was clear and beautiful for our 270 participants; some attendees came from as far away as London!
On Monday, October 24th, the conference kicked off with a day long boat trip to the gorgeous San Juan Islands, where attendees toured homes in the Lopez CLT on Lopez Island, and homes in the OPAL CLT on Orcas Island.
On Tuesday, attendees were treated to a tour of Homestead homes on a morning bus trip. The tour, designed to showcase cooperation & partnership, included our Nova and Wolcott properties, the Jefferson Street cottage, and two Habitat for Humanity partnership homes. After the bus tour, attendees joined up with the rest of the conference to participate in various seminars throughout the afternoon. The day ended with our host reception, where conference attendees networked, listened to speakers, and sampled cuisine native to our Pacific Northwest.
The highlight of Wednesday’s events were the morning keynote address by Ron Sims, the CLT Network Annual meeting, and a screening of Gaining Ground, a sequel to the documentary Holding Ground, which was originally shown at the annual CLT conference in 1996.
Thursday, October 27th, was the fourth and final day of the conference. After the seminar & course sessions, attendees got in some last minute networking before screening another short video for the Heritage Lands Project.
Course materials from the conference can be accessed at www.cltnetwork.org. Thanks to all of our homeowner & board members who helped make this conference a huge success!
Mark your calendars for the 2012 National CLT Conference in Burlington, VT - September 10th 2012!