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Housing Summit

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Venue: Meydenbauer Center Bellevue, WA     Get Directions
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**Online Registration is Closed. On-site registration is available at the event**

MBAKS Housing Summit

Housing Attainability: Solutions

Residential building professionals of the Puget Sound Region, it’s time to act.

We have identified an action plan to help provide attainable housing for our growing population. It’s time for us to come together to implement a bold legislative agenda that helps ensure housing opportunities for all.

Help us advance solutions at the 2017 Housing Summit, presented by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.


  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • 7:30–8:30 a.m.: Registration and networking
  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.: Program

Hosted By

Pat Cashman

Pat Cashman

Local TV & Radio Personality

Pat has done creative work for television, radio, print, cartoons, and video games. He serves as keynote speaker, auctioneer, and emcee for scores of corporate gatherings, awards banquets, auctions, and charity fundraisers, both locally and nationally.


Clay White

Clay White

Principal Planner, LDC Inc.

Before joining the LDC team in 2016, White spent 16 years serving cities and counties, including five years as the planning and development services director for Snohomish County. White has spent more than a decade working on important land use issues, ranging from SEPA reform to the Growth Management Act, as well as regulatory reform and water law. He previously served as president of the Washington State Association of Regional and County Planning Directors and has been a member of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and co-chair of the Regional Staff Committee for the Puget Sound Regional Council.

Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg

Nationally Renowned Economist

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant, and educational. Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, the economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development, and other current economic issues.

It is unknown how many bow ties Dr. Eisenberg currently possesses.

Jon Nehring

Jon Nehring

Marysville Mayor

Mayor Nehring earned his associate degree in business from Everett Community College, then completed his bachelor’s in business administration from Central Washington University. His leadership, business acumen, and sales and marketing background are assets to expanding the solutions-seeking atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation that are the trademark of Marysville government in its solid relations with the Tulalip Tribes, Snohomish County, neighboring cities and towns, as well as various organizations and groups.

Gail Luxenberg

Gail Luxenberg

Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County

Luxenberg joined the staff of Habitat Seattle-King County in November 2015. She is excited to mobilize Habitat’s extensive volunteer base and strong reputation to help contribute solutions to Seattle’s affordable housing crisis. With more than 20 years of executive nonprofit management experience, Luxenberg has a consistent track record of growing numbers served, attracting and retaining strong staff, recruiting board members, and increasing philanthropic dollars.

Joe Fitzgibbon

Joe Fitzgibbon

Representative, 34th District

Representative Fitzgibbon was elected to represent Washington state’s 34th District in 2010. Prior to his election, Joe served as a legislative staffer in state and local government and as the Chair of the Burien Planning Commission. As a state representative, Rep. Fitzgibbon serves as the Chair of the Environment Committee and on the Appropriations and Agriculture & Natural Resources committees.

Rep. Fitzgibbon has worked to expand transit and to make walking and bicycling safer. He has successfully passed into law environmental reforms that improve the functioning of those laws without compromising environmental protections.

He has strongly advocated for cleaning up Puget Sound, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting and improving Washington’s land use laws, and expanding access to the electoral process for historically disenfranchised populations, like low-income people and youth.

Brian Bonlender

Brian Bonlender

Agency Director, Washington State Department of Commerce

Bonlender was appointed director of commerce by Governor Jay Inslee in January 2013. Under his leadership, the department has revitalized and increased the state's economic development capabilities, expanded and linked its economic and community development programs, implemented a metrics-driven performance system, and refocused around the shared purpose of strengthening communities.

A Yakima native, Bonlender served as Inslee’s chief of staff and legislative director, running the congressman’s office and acting as his primary advisor on economic issues. Brian has worked on legislation and policy in a range of industries, including agriculture, life sciences, information technology, aerospace, maritime, and clean energy. Bonlender has a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Inc.

Caliber Home Loans, National Builder Division

Puget Sound Energy

Zonda by Meyers Research

Thanks to our Charity Partner

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County

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