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Dan Kildee / Center for Community Progress

November 9, 2011 - 5:30pm

Dan Kildee is co-founder and president of the Center for Community Progress. He was educated at the University of Michigan-Flint, Central Michigan University and was a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in 2005. Prior to founding the Center, Kildee served as Genesee County Treasurer from 1997-2009. Before his election as Treasurer, he served for 12 years as a Genesee County Commissioner, including five years as the chair of the Board of Commissioners.

Kildee has served as the president of the Genesee Institute, a research and training institute focusing on Smart Growth, urban land reform, and land banking. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Vacant Properties Campaign. He initiated the use of Michigan’s new tax foreclosure law as a tool for community development and neighborhood stabilization. He founded the Genesee Land Bank – Michigan’s first land bank, and a model for others around the nation – and serves as its chair and chief executive officer. In 2007, his Land Bank program was named winner of the Harvard University/Fannie Mae Foundation Innovations in American Government Award for Affordable Housing. In 2009, Kildee was named one of the “GOOD 100" by Los Angeles-based GOOD Magazine, recognizing him as one of the “most important, exciting, and innovative people, ideas, and projects making our world better.”
All lectures are free and open to the public.

Event Location: Knowlton Hall, Gui Auditorium