Join us for the second PWB Power Luncheon of 2022. Hear from Brooxie Carlton, a major player in the projects underway at the Memphis MegaSite. She will talk about the community impacts of the Blue Oval City project and address the challenges to meeting the need for workforce housing. She'll share insights into which communities are best poised for growth, and which are lacking the needed infrastructure. Ms. Carlton will also provide helpful information regarding State programs designed to assist developers and builders in meeting the unprecedented demand for housing.
About our Speaker: Brooxie Carltonserves as the Assistant Commissioner of Rural and Community Development for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In this position, Carlton oversees federal grant funding from the Delta Regional Authority, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Community Development Block Grant program. She works with the Tennessee Main Street, ThreeStar, and SelectTN programs.
Carlton has been involved in the administration of more than 3,000 grants totaling more than $650MM including more than $500MM in federal funding. She serves as Governor Bill Lee?s alternate to the boards of the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Delta Regional Authority.
Born and raised in Dyersburg, Tenn., Carlton attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. Carlton received her master?s degree in human, organizational and community development from Vanderbilt University.