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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Kaitlin Myers

Executive Director
Moab Area Community Land Trust

Kaitlin Myers is the Executive Director of the Moab Area Community Land Trust (MACLT) and manages the development of MACLT’s first project, a 300-unit affordable housing subdivision called Arroyo Crossing. Her passion for the organization stemmed from four years of volunteer service on the MACLT board from 2017-2021. Kaitlin previously served as the Senior Project Manager for Moab City and Community and Economic Development Specialist for Grand County. Kaitlin serves on the board of the Utah Housing Coalition, a statewide nonprofit focused on housing advocacy and education, and is involved in several local committees focused on housing and homelessness. Kaitlin holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Certificate in Economic Development from Utah Valley University. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys rafting rivers, hiking canyons, and skiing slopes across the beautiful Colorado Plateau.


Zoom Towns: The New Frontier »

2023 Fall Conference, September 28, 2023 3:00 pm

COVID-19 challenged traditional city-planning timelines, funding mechanisms, decision-making models, and engagement strategies, and stressed our parklands/natural areas, transportation networks, and housing resources. These challenges were arguably most acute in small communities that boast high quality of life, access to the outdoors, and a lower cost of living than major metropolitan areas. This presentation covers the difficulties small communities have faced with as post-pandemic urban flight continues to increase demands for workers, housing, retail, and transportation. The panel will share examples of specific communities/regions in Idaho and Utah, including the challenges they faced and some of the tools that are being implemented to proactively deal with the Zoom Town effects. A panel discussion concludes the presentation. Case study communities

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