Track: All
Commitment: Leading with Vision
North Star: Strategic Partnerships

Format: Deep Dive
Level of Learning: Doer

Join the Alliance Public Policy and Mobilization team for this session, which will dive into what 2019 legislative activity holds for the health and human services nonprofit sector. This interactive session will include an anticipated first look at the 116th congressional agenda and how the results of the mid-term elections could impact our sector and those we serve. This session will also be an opportunity to help shape the Alliance strategic action network’s shared policy agenda and collective strategies for 2019.  

Learning Objectives

  • How the results of the mid-term elections could impact our sector and those we serve
  • A first look at the 116th congressional agenda
  • Give input on the Alliance strategic action network’s shared policy agenda and collective strategies for 2019 

Presenter(s): 

  • Ron Clewer, COO, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (@AllianceNews @AlliancePolicy)

Ron Clewer
COO
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Ron Clewer is COO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. In this role, he manages the strategic direction and core operating activities of the organization. He ensures the organization’s accountability to highest performance and achievement, and is be tasked with overseeing growth and outcomes and maintaining long-term sustainable operations and revenue. Clewer also works to support the organization’s culture of teamwork and collaboration, professional development, and accountability, as well as removing barriers that stand in the way of accomplishing both team and organizational goals.

Before joining the Alliance in 2017, Clewer was CEO of Rockford Housing Authority. He was appointed CEO in 2012 and deputy executive director for development in 2010, and its CEO in 2012. He launched Bridge Rockford Alliance in 2011, a nonprofit community development corporation that provides pivotal community leadership to address the root causes of poverty and integrates human services and supports with housing.

Under Clewer’s leadership, Bridge Rockford Alliance and Clewer’s team were highly visible and active in the Alliance. Bridge Rockford Alliance won the 2016 Commitments Award for Engaging All Voices, one of the Alliance’s Commitments of High-Impact Organizations.

Clewer has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for topics such as fair housing, social determinants of health, green energy, healthy homes, affordable housing reform, and mobility programs. His work earned him the Mary K. Nenno Advocacy Award recognizing him for outstanding and innovative achievement in the area of legislative advocacy.

Clewer was instrumental in developing innovative partnerships and creative community-building initiatives at Bridge Rockford Alliance that focus on supportive housing and human services to improve the quality of life for residents. With a belief that health starts at home, he has redirected focus to the integration of housing with the social determinants of health to ensure that all residents have equitable opportunities and can lead their lives to their full potential.

He received his associate’s in business administration from Benedictine University and has completed the Alliance’s Executive Leadership Institute.