Breakfast/Networking: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join Steven Jensen for an overview of Omaha’s riverfront redevelopment project. Community leaders from Omaha and Council Bluffs are working together with government officials and stakeholders to improve both sides of the Missouri River. This work will define an achievable vision that attracts residents, businesses and visitors to the area while supporting growth and enhancing connectivity. A national team of experts, led by OJB Landscape Architecture, has developed a master plan for areas in and around Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing in Omaha.
Steven Jensen is currently serving in a leading role for the redevelopment effort. He served as the Omaha City Planning Director from June of 2005 until his retirement in August of 2009, Mr. Jensen managed a department with a staff of 116 people and an annual budget of $12 million. In his position as Director, Mr. Jensen was responsible for administering the City’s long-range planning, current planning, annexation, capital improvement, housing and community development, economic development, code enforcement, permitting and inspection activities.