District and National Councils are at the heart of ULI: they deliver the ULI mission at the local level.
Marilee Utter, Executive Vice President, ULI District/National Councils
Delivering the ULI mission at the local level, District Councils engage local members by hosting various ULI priority programs, educational forums, and events such as special initiative conferences keyed to the release of publications like Emerging Trends in Real Estate, the annual Infrastructure report, and What’s Next? By conducting community outreach programs and providing industry expertise to community leaders, District Councils continue to focus on opportunities for and to succeed in influencing local land use policy.
In the ULI tradition of offering an unbiased and nonpartisan exchange on issues affecting the industry, District Councils provide the avenues for active dialogues among private industry, environmental organizations, and public agencies to help create solutions to local and regional issues.
The report Impact at the Local Level, released in October 2014, showcases how District and National Council programs, initiatives, and projects are impacting their communities in tangible, lasting ways, often for years after the program was concluded. The report highlights how ULI’s unbiased dialogues and assistance panels, partnerships between public and private entities, and leadership programs has a positive impact on the places we live, learn, and play.