Communities and Consequences II
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Workforce Housing is the topic of this New Hampshire PBS and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health interactive screening and discussion of the documentary COMMUNITIES & CONSEQUENCES II - Rebalancing NH's Human Ecology. The documentary and companion book are a collaborative project of Demographer Peter Francese, Former Agricultural Commissioner and writer Lorraine Merrill and Filmmaker Jay Childs. NHPBS is the presenting station.
- New Hampshire PBS
- Matthew S.Houde
Matthew is Vice President of Government Relations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He received his BA from Dartmouth College, JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth in 2017. Matthew served in the NH legislature from 2007 to 2012, one term in the House and two in the Senate. He serves on the Boards of Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health System, a D-HH affiliate, the New England Council and the Council for the NH Campaign for Legal Services. Matthew lives in Cornish with his wife Sarah and daughters Haddie and Rosalind.
- Sarah Wrightsman
Sarah Wrightsman serves as Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast and the Housing Coordinator for the Regional Economic Development Center. Wrightsman is also the host of NH-based podcast, Creative Guts. Wrightsman writes about housing for Stay Work Play and serves as a member of the Endowment for Health’s advisory council. In 2020, Sarah was selected for the 40 Under Forty. Sarah was also featured in New Hampshire Magazine’s 2019 “It List”, was named a “10 to Watch” winner by Seacoast Media Group and Catapult Seacoast in 2019, and was awarded “Civic Leader of the Year” by Stay Work Play and NH Public Radio in 2018. Sarah is a graduate of Leadership Seacoast’s class of 2019 and is currently enrolled in Leadership New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH.
- Jay Childs
Jay Childs is an award-winning producer/documentary filmmaker with over 25 years of experience in many phases of independent film production, multi-camera live streaming, broadcasting, creative and communications consulting. He was recently awarded “NH Filmmaker of the Year” at the NH Film Festival for the film, “FOOD FIGHT - Inside the Battle for Market Basket.” Communities & Consequences II” is his second documentary film on the graying of NH and the workforce housing crisis facing the Granite State.
- Steven Porter
Conway Select Board Member Steven Porter. Steven is the Select Board’s representative on the city planning board. Steven was featured in the film. He works in the community as a meat manager at a local supermarket. Steve will update us on some of the tough decisions ahead for Conway.
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