YLG Yearbook a Success!
Thank you to everyone who made this inaugural edition of the ULI Yearbook a success in support of the Young Leaders non-profit focus...
This message begins with an acknowledgment of the amazing leadership of our Immediate Past Chair, Jose Bodipo-Memba. Jose exhibited the highest level of professionalism, energy, determination, and positivity over the last two years. He refused to let ULI go dormant during COVID, and ended his tenure with a burst of on-line, hybrid, and in-person programming for the benefit of our members. We have been extremely lucky to have Jose’s commitment, and, on behalf of this District Council, we express our deepest gratitude for his leadership.
I am honored and excited to be the Chair of ULI Sacramento for the next two years. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Bay Area native and joined ULI 20 years ago (as a graduate student in Chicago); shortly after relocating to Sacramento, I helped start ULI Sacramento’s Young Leaders Group in the early 2000’s. From 2009 to 2021, I founded and operated New Economics & Advisory, an economics consulting firm active in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Following significant soul searching a few years back, I decided to wind down New Economics this year to pursue other personal and professional interests. Those interests include ULI and a variety of other community efforts, as well as involvement in Taylor Builders, a development company founded and led by my spouse. I am also a mother to two daughters, currently ages 10 and 11.
As some of you may be aware, ULI revamped its mission statement and value statements earlier this year. For me, the value statements, which focus on connecting our members, inspiring best practices, and leading efforts to solve land use challenges, are the heart of what ULI Sacramento should continue to do for our members and our land use community. My goal over the next two years is to execute these value statements in our Sacramento Region.
We have a strong Executive Committee, new and growing initiatives led by passionate local members, and critical support provided by our District Coordinator, Mary Clementi. We want our members to get the maximum value from their membership with ULI. I encourage you to reach out to me, Mary, or any of our local leaders with your feedback and ideas to help make this a meaningful organization for you and your ongoing contributions to the transformative impact of our Sacramento communities.
Chair, ULI Sacramento 2021-23