As a member-based organization, none of our work would be possible without the support of our volunteer committees. Our committees are comprised of ULI members active in the field of land use and real estate and are chaired by dedicated ULI leaders that have been appointed by staff and our member leadership.
The Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta District Council is committed to advancing ULI’s mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. ULI Atlanta is the leading multidisciplinary real estate organization across the Atlanta region for expanding ULI member networks and being the neutral convener on issues related to real estate and land use.
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Expectations of Committee Members
- Be an active contributor to the committee (e.g. active participation in committee meetings, reviewing meeting minutes, completing assigned action items within set deadlines, etc.)
- Be proactive in identifying goals, objectives, and ideas to drive the organization’s membership and growth
- Support ULI Atlanta programs by attending major events
- Be familiar with the products and services provided by ULI and publicly promote them
- Attend 75 percent of committee meetings per year – your participation is critical to the operations of the committee and ULI Atlanta overall
- Be a ULI member in good standing
NOTE: Due to the limited number of committee seats available, applying does not guarantee a spot on the committee.
Awards Committee: Coordinates the annual Awards for Excellence Dinner. Planning for the 2015 Dinner will kick off in late fall. The committee will then begin the process of identifying location, theme, and nominations for Developments of Excellence as well as individual lifetime achievement awards. There are opportunities to chair subcommittees within the broader committee.
DEI Committee: ULI Atlanta’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee was formed in 2020 and meets to develop policies and best practices to promote racial diversity, equitable development and inclusive practices within ULI Atlanta and the real estate and land use sectors.
Membership Committee: Grows a healthy and diverse membership base by increasing the number and retention rate of Associate and Full Members. Hosts networking, informational and educational events while encouraging attendance at ULI Programs.
Programs Committee: Focused on delivering on ULI’s mission by educating and convening groups around important issues and trends impacting our communities and industry. The committee works to develop the program content for the year, providing opportunities for ULI Members through a variety of events, such as: Luncheon Speaker Series, signature events, project tours, networking events, and more. This committee meets monthly.
Sponsorship Committee: Focuses on identifying, developing and promoting sponsors of ULI Atlanta. Opportunity to work with Advisory Board on sponsorship strategy and implementation. Maintains ongoing relationships with the sponsors to ensure ROI satisfaction and continuation of their sponsorship in years to come. Committee roles can be focused on overall sponsorship as well as sponsorship of specific initiatives. This committee is busiest in the fall during the sponsorship campaign.
Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) Committee: provides expert, multidisciplinary advice to local governments, public agencies and nonprofit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues within ULI Atlanta’s geography which consists of the greater Atlanta region, state of Georgia and Eastern Tennessee. Drawing from our seasoned professional membership base, ULI Atlanta offers objective and responsible guidance on a variety of land use and real estate issues ranging from site-specific projects to public policy questions.
UrbanPlan: Experimental learning experience for high school and university students, enabling them to understand the analysis and decisions and trade-offs that drive urban development. ULI members are trained to facilitate through the Socratic method as well as serve as mock City Council. Prepares today’s youth to be more engaged and sensitive to community and land use issues.
Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI): WLI is expressed in its four primary objectives: 1) Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry. 2) Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI. 3) Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI. 4) Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.
Young Leaders Group: Creates a unique setting for the leaders of tomorrow’s real estate industry to interact, both professionally and socially, with the leaders of today. Establishes events that include panel discussions, “Learn from the Best” small group discussions, tours, community service opportunities, and social gatherings for ULI members under the age of 35. Encourages young leaders to expand their networks, learn about developments throughout Atlanta, and hear how industry leaders have found success.