Thursday, October 12th, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 | 12:00 pm

Lunch and Keynote

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Included with registration
Not specified


The Honorable Greg Gianforte

Governor of Montana


Greg Gianforte is a husband, father, grandfather, businessman, sportsman, and public servant. On November 3, 2020, he was elected Montana’s 25th governor, earning more votes than any candidate for governor in Montana history and with the largest margin of victory for a first-term governor since 1920. Governor Gianforte was sworn in on January 4, 2021.

Before entering public service, Gianforte spent his entire career creating jobs and opportunities as he started five different startup companies. Greg and Susan Gianforte founded RightNow Technologies in 1997 from their Bozeman home and grew it into the town’s largest commercial employer, creating over 500 high-paying Montana jobs.

After 34 years in the private sector, Gianforte was elected to serve as Montana’s lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. Representing Montana in Congress from June 2017 to January 2021, Gianforte voted to cut taxes for every American taxpayer, roll back unnecessary, anti-jobs regulations, lower health care costs, and protect the Montana way of life, including our public lands.

As governor, Gianforte is using his experience as an entrepreneur and job creator to get our economy going, get Montana open for business, create more good-paying Montana jobs, and bring better customer service to state government. Gianforte is committed to cutting taxes, cutting red tape, keeping families and communities safe, improving education, and protecting our Montana way of life.

Married since 1988, Greg and Susan Gianforte raised their four children in Bozeman hunting, fishing, rafting, climbing, skiing and backpacking on Montana’s public lands.

Angela Brooks

President of American Planning Association, and Director, Illinois, Corporation for Supportive Housing


Angela Brooks is the Director of the Illinois office of the Corporation for Supportive Housing. She currently serves on the Chicago Board of Zoning Appeals, the Illinois Affordable Housing Advisory Commission, and is co-chair of the national Housing Supply Accelerator helping communities meet the housing needs of residents. Brooks is a native of Seattle and a graduate of Jackson State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, and the University of New Orleans, where she received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. An active member of APA since graduate school, Brooks has held numerous leadership positions in the Housing and Community Development Division, Planning and the Black Community Division, Diversity Task Force, Washington Chapter, and co-chair of the Housing Policy Guide. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated.