Building Blocks for Effective, Efficient and Equitable Code Enforcement- featuring Michael Braverman, former City of Baltimore Housing Commissioner
Friday, December 4th at 11:30am CST / 12:30pm EST
Join us at 11:30 am CST or 12:30 pm EST on Friday, December 4th to hear from Mr. Braverman on the essential “building blocks” to ensure that a communities’ code enforcement program is effective, efficient and equitable
Michael Braverman served as the Housing Commissioner for the City of Baltimore from 2017-2020. With 30+ years of experience with Baltimore City, beginning as a prosecutor, Michael has played a key role in crafting many of Baltimore’s neighborhood revitalization strategies. As a Deputy Commissioner, he reengineered the Housing Department’s code enforcement operations, greatly reducing response times while increasing outputs. He was an architect of Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program, directing its innovative receivership and strategic demolition components, and an essential collaborator on Project CORE, which provides unprecedented State funding for blight elimination in Baltimore. In his role as Commissioner of Housing, he led the effort to create both a comprehensive framework for community development and an effective, integrated community development agency with new resources to implement it. Over the last decade Michael has also dedicated time to work with practitioners, researchers and students both nationally and abroad.
CITY SPOTLIGHT: St. Louis, MO and Building and Sustaining a Vacancy Collaborative- featuring Dana Malkus Professor; Associate Dean for Experiential Education; Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, St. Louis University
Friday , January 22nd at 11:30am CST / 12:30pm EST
Join us at 11:30 am CST or 12:30 pm EST on Friday, January 22nd to hear from Professor Malkus on St. Louis’ cross sector collaborations and forging of strategic alliances and partnerships. St. Louis is a three time SCEMA alumnus
Professor Malkus completed her undergraduate work at Indiana University where she received a B.A. in history and, through her participation in an innovative teacher education program, became certified to teach history, political science and economics. After completing her undergraduate education, Professor Malkus spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working in a prosecutor’s office helping women obtain orders of protection. This and other volunteer experiences opened her eyes to a myriad of issues to which she previously had not been exposed and cemented a strong desire to pursue a legal education. She obtained her J.D. from SLU LAW in 2004 and holds the distinguished honor of being an 1843 Scholar.