Shambaugh Auditorium
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 6:30 PM


  • Crissy Canganelli

    Crissy Canganelli

    Executive Director, Shelter House

    Crissy Canganelli has served as the Executive Director for Shelter House Community Shelter and Transition Services for eleven years. She is a board member and Chair of the Local FEMA Board, an active board member and Co-Chair of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board and a founding and current member of the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County Board. In addition, Ms. Canganelli serves on the Governor-appointed Iowa Council on Homelessness, where she is Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee. She was recognized in 2006 by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission with an award for Individual Leadership Within a Service Organization. Ms Canganelli holds an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Housing and Community Development and a BA from the University of Iowa in Economics.

  • Bob Dvorsky

    Bob Dvorsky

    Iowa State Senator

    Senator Bob Dvorsky is serving his fifth term in the Iowa Senate. He represents Senate District 15, which includes parts of Johnson and Linn counties. He previously served seven years as a State Representative in the Iowa House. Senator Dvorsky is chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and also serves on the Education, Rebuild Iowa, and Rules & Administration committees. When not in the Legislature, Senator Dvorsky is an Executive Officer in the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. He holds a BS and MPA from the University of Iowa. Senator Dvorsky serves as the board president for the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County. He also serves on the board of Successful Living and the board of the Community Corrections Improvement Association. In 2007, Senator Dvorsky was awarded the Arthur Neu Award for Exceptional Policy Development by the American Parole & Probation Association. To visit Senator Dvorsky's web page, click here.


  • Joseph O'Hern

    Joseph O'Hern

    Executive Director, Iowa Finance Authority

    Governor Chet Culver named Joe O’Hern Executive Director of the Iowa Finance Authority in December 2009. Mr. O’Hern joined IFA in 2007 as the Director of HousingIowa, and then became Deputy Director in early 2009. Prior to joining IFA, Mr. O’Hern served as a Regional Director for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, administering housing and infrastructure programs. He also worked as a Lead Director for Fannie Mae, covering four midwestern states including Iowa. Mr. O’Hern is a native of Barnum, Iowa, and received his BA from Princeton University.


  • Glenn R. Siders

    Glenn R. Siders

    Vice President of Property Development SouthGate Development Services, LLC

    Glenn Siders is Vice President of Property Development for SouthGate Development Services in Iowa City, where he has over 25 years of experience. Prior to his employment with SouthGate, Mr. Siders served as Senior Building Inspector for the City of Iowa City. In 1982, he was appointed by Governor Ray to the Iowa State Building Code Advisory Council, where he served as chair from 1984-2007. Mr. Siders been a member of the North Liberty City Council, the NL Planning and Zoning Commission, is past chair of the Iowa City Land Development Council and the IC Area Chamber of Commerce, former board member of the IC Area Development Group and the IC Home Builders Association. He is a registered Journeyman with the State of Iowa. In 2009, he was elected as 2nd Vice President to the Home Builders of Iowa State Board. He will serve as President of the Board in 2012

  • Jerry Anthony

    Jerry Anthony

    Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa

    Jerry Anthony is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa. He has a Ph.D. in Urban & Regional Planning, an M.A. in Town Planning, and a B.A. in Architecture. He teaches and researches housing policy, land use, smart growth and international planning issues. He was named a HUD Urban Scholar in 2001. His article, “The effect of Florida’s Growth Management Act on housing affordability,” was named one of most outstanding articles published in the Journal of the American Planning Association in 25 years. In 2001, he received the “Excellence in Planning Education” award from the Iowa chapter of the American Planning Association. In 2003 he helped found a non-profit agency, the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, to provide a new and flexible source of finance for affordable housing development in Johnson County, Iowa. From 2005 to 2008, he chaired Iowa City’s Housing & Community Development Commission.