YGP Summit

Please join us on October 23rd & 24th at the Yosemite Lodge for the Yosemite Gateway Partners Summit:

Yosemite: Critical Conversations – Transportation and Housing

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Tentative Schedule:


•    Gregoria Ponce, Caltrans District 10 Office Chief, Rural Planning

•    Renee Tkach, President of the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance and: Friends of the Columbia Gorge’s Gorge Towns to Trails Project Manager

•     Brian Deninger and team from Incredible Adventures – (San Francisco-based Yosemite tour provider)

•     Adrian Laurenzi, Founder of Totago: a company which has developed websites for mitigating car-dependence in National Park and other outdoor tourism destinations

•       Cindy Kelly, YARTS Assistant Transit Manager

•       Megan Ramey, Bikabout

•     NPS: Yosemite Planning Chief Kathleen Morse and NPS Transportation Planner Darren Brown

•     Denise Demery, Operations Manager for VIA Trailways bus travel

(Presentations and lunch will be followed by a roundtable/interactive discussion with all audience/attendees and Transportation presenters)

HOUSING – DAY TWO (October 24th)

•     Tony Lashbrook, retired Truckee City Manager, former Mariposa County Planning Director. Overseer of Truckee’s major housing initiative.

•     Jennifer Kreitz, District One Mono County Supervisor: solid, successful examples of housing solutions that worked in Mammoth Lakes and Mono County.

•     Jim Evans – Chair of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Housing Programs Advisory Committee, President of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County, former director of the Mariposa County Housing and Community Development Agency.

•     Workforce housing panel discussion involving international entrepreneur/business developer Xav Dubois, some/all of the other speakers, workforce housing finance, and employers who already provide on or offsite workforce housing.

•     Innovative Housing alternatives multimedia presentation. The worldwide housing crisis has caused some out of the box thinking on providing affordable housing.

•     Local housing initiative for Yosemite National Park housing.

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