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Thriving Residents, Thriving Cities: Propelling Inclusive Growth through Resident Financial Health

Join the Urban Institute, with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co., for a convening to explore the connections between financial health and inclusive growth. Throughout the day, leading policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists from across the country will share their insights on building financial health into municipal resiliency planning, engaging underrepresented stakeholder perspectives in inclusive growth, creating partnerships between stakeholders in the financial health and inclusive growth fields to achieve shared goals, and harnessing economic growth for all.

Conversations will be grounded in Urban’s evidence-based insights on the financial health of residents and innovative case examples from various communities. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with others in the financial health and inclusive growth fields. Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg, Florida, will join for a featured lunchtime discussion.


Event agenda

Opening Remarks

  • Margery Austin Turner, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management, Urban Institute
  • Colleen Briggs, Executive Director of Strategy, Financial Health and Community Development, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

The Connection between Financial Health and Inclusive Growth

  • Don Baylor Jr., Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Holly Frindell, Director of Programs, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
  • Heidi Goldberg, Director, Economic Opportunity and Financial Empowerment, National League of Cities
  • Diana Elliott, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute (moderator)

Quick Talk: Engaging Resident Perspectives in Inclusive Growth

  • Ruth Johnson, Public Policy Director, Community Development Advocates of Detroit
  • Matt Leighninger, Vice President for Public Engagement, Public Agenda
  • Tamara Lindsay, Principal, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (moderator)

Ensuring Economic Resilience for Everyone: Lessons from Chief Resilience Officers

  • Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, District of Columbia 
  • Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer, City of El Paso, Texas 
  • Christine Morris, Former Chief Resilience Officer, City of Norfolk, Virginia 
  • Carlos Martín, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute (moderator) 

A conversation on City-Led Financial Health Efforts

  • Rick Kriseman, Mayor, St. Petersburg, Florida 
  • Signe-Mary McKernan, Vice President, Labor, Human Services, and Population; Codirector, Opportunity and Ownership Initiative, Urban Institute (introductory remarks)
  • Kate Queram, Staff Correspondent, Route Fifty (moderator)

Quick Talk: Funding Solutions for Inclusive Growth

  • Sandy Fernandez, Senior Director, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Jennifer Owens, President and CEO, Arlington Community Foundation
  • Anne Romatowski, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (moderator)

Integrating Financial Health and Inclusive Growth: Local Case Studies

  • Lomax R. Campbell, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Rochester, New York
  • Santra Denis, Chief Program Officer, Catalyst Miami 
  • David Eichenthal, Executive Director, National Resource Network
  • Erika C. Poethig, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Urban Institute (moderator)
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Registration and breakfast will be available at 9:00 a.m., and the program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. A networking opportunity will follow the program. Send any inquiries regarding this event to [email protected].

Support for this event is provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to

JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks to comply with applicable rules concerning meals, gifts, and entertainment offered to public officials and employees, including related disclosure requirements. We estimate the cost of hospitality to be provided at the Urban Institute’s Propelling Inclusive Growth through Resident Financial Health event to be $45.00 per person. To the extent you wish to pay the cost of or decline the hospitality to be provided at this event, please contact Kassandra Martinchek at [email protected] or 202-261-5584 to make the necessary arrangements.


Date & Time Thursday, November 7, 2019
Urban Institute 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024
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