Applications to join a local member council are accepted twice annually, in June and December. Summer 2020 applications were accepted June 1-30, and are now closed. The next opportunity to apply will be December 1-31, 2020. Once admitted to a Local Member Council, members may continue participation year-after-year without reapplying.
Local Member Council Structure
Local Member Councils, modeled after the ULI Americas Product Councils, are small groups of ULI members focused on exploring and discussing land-use trends and challenges that affect Central Texas.
Local Member Councils are designed to engage members based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry. Local Member Councils are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups that meet regularly to exchange ideas, examine industry trends, and share information and best practices in a collaborative manner.
Local Member Councils are member-driven and led by co-chairs. Each council determines its program content, guest speakers, and meeting schedule. Meetings should be discussion focused even when seeded by a guest speaker. Limited takeaways are shared with the greater ULI Austin membership.
ULI members who serve on a Local Member Council are expected to attend regularly to fully participate in the exchange of information and advance the goals of the Local Member Council. The success of the Local Member Council is dependent upon active participation and meaningful contribution by all members.
Membership on each Local Member Council is limited to 12-20 people and is determined by application. The application process is designed to ensure an engaging experience that includes diverse, multidisciplinary perspectives on each Local Member Council. If a Local Member Council is full, a waitlist is created and members will be invited to join as availability opens up. At the discretion of the Local Member Council co-chairs, a limited number of guests may be invited to select meetings.
For more information contact:
Chair: Chad Henson, UFCU
Staff Liaison: Cheryl McOsker
About The Councils
|Local Member Council (LMC)||Description||Meeting Frequency|
|Commercial||The Commercial LMC discusses best practices, challenges and other market issues for retail and office related development in Central Texas.||Monthly|
|Housing||The Housing LMC focuses on housing development in suburbs and Austin's urban core business district.||Monthly|
|Master-Planned Communities||The Master-Planned Communities LMC shares best practices in the planning, financing and development of both traditional and non-traditional master-planned communities.||Monthly|
|Multi-Family Housing||The Multi-Family LMC shares best practices in the planning and development for multi-family housing products.||Monthly|
|Public-Private Partnerships (P3)||The P3 LMC explores the nuances of P3 development, provideseducational resources, and establishes a forum to discuss the challenges and benefits of theP3 model, with the goal of promoting sustainable growth in local communities.||Monthly|
|Regional Growth||The Regional Growth LMC collaborates with local and regional leaders to examine opportunities and challenges associated with growth in the region with the purpose of encouraging innovative, sustaining and economically viable land use solutions for Central Texas.||Monthly|
|Small Scale Development||The Small Scale Development LMC provides an opportunity for ULI members to share understandings of best practices, challenges specific to small scale developments.||Monthly|
|Urban||The Urban LMC discusses topics, trends, challenges and success stories related to urban development in Austin.||Bi-Monthly|