H2050 Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Heartland 2050 Executive Committee             MEETING AGENDA DATE: Wednesday, January 10, 2017 TIME: 8:00-9:30 LOCATION: MAPA Board Room   Welcome & Announcements – Tim O’Brien Chair Executive Committee Roundtable Discussion Summary Annual Report H2050 2018 Work Plan Updates  Smart Cities – Greg Youell MAPA Executive Director   2018 Summits – Karna Loewenstein – H2050 Project Coordinator   Equitable…

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Project Applications for the 2018 H2050 Mini-Grant Program due January 19

Heartland 2050 and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) for the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area announce the Heartland 2050 Mini-Grant Program. This $330,000 annual program provides local jurisdictions with technical and financial assistance to support local governments in their efforts to create livable communities and support the Heartland 2050 vision. The Heartland 2050 Mini-Grant…

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Regional Leaders Travel to Twin Cities for Learning Visit

With support from the Iowa West Foundation and the Peter Kiewit Foundation, a group of Heartland 2050 Executive Committee members, community and business leaders, and elected officials took a learning trip to the Twin Cities in October. The group of twenty-eight received a firsthand view of how long-term investments in regional collaboration and public transportation…

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Heartland 2050 Summit Summary

On September 27th, Heartland 2050 hosted its second summit of 2017 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.  Presented by HDR, Ben Pierce, HDR’s Transportation Technology Program Lead, came to Omaha to give the keynote and facilitate a workshop at the summit. 141 nonprofit, business, government, and community members were in attendance, and each…

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Ability Forum and Block Talks

On October 20th, a windy and unseasonably warm day for our region, Heartland 2050 teamed up with AARP, ONE Omaha, and Nebraska DHHS to host the Ability Forum at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center; sixty people were in attendance. The two featured speakers were Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for the AARP, and Mark…

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Heartland 2050 Hosts 1 Million Cups at Startup Collaborative.

One nonprofit, 75 North, is seeking to break the cycle of poverty and community deterioration by building thriving schools, recreational facilities, and other amenities in the North Omaha Highlander neighborhood that are designed to attract new public and private investment. Othello Meadows is the Executive Director of 75 North Revitalization Corp. He shared his story…

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