Filling a new role of Director of Strategic Initiatives and Policy, MHP has hired Elizabeth Glidden to drive the organization's policy and programs toward outcomes that improve the quality, affordability and availability of housing in Minnesota and beyond.
Elizabeth is a public policy professional and lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. Elizabeth served as Council Member for the City of Minneapolis from 2006-17 and Council Vice President from 2013 to 2017, working a wide range of housing issues including advocacy for state and local affordable housing policies, improving the Section 8 program, leading historic designation processes for projects associated with our past public policies of segregation and racial covenants, and advising on community development. Prior to her service on the City Council, Elizabeth represented individuals as an employment and civil rights lawyer for more than 10 years. Elizabeth is a 2013 Bush Fellow, focusing her fellowship on race-conscious leadership development for local elected officials.
“Elizabeth brings such depth and breadth of experience in policy," said MHP Executive Director, Anne Mavity. "She is naturally strategic and collaborative, and will continue MHP’s efforts to elevate the issue of affordable housing and identify opportunities to make a real impact throughout Minnesota.”
“I’m honored to join the respected team at MHP and ready to get to work as public momentum and need for affordable housing is at an all time high," Glidden said. "I’m excited to use my experience in local and state advocacy and policy making, building coalitions with private and public partners, and housing policy to drive bold change needed in funding and policy supporting stable housing for people across Minnesota.”