About this Speaker
Rosa is a certified planner and a LEED accredited professional. She provides two decades of government, corporate and not‐for-profit experience. She has been committed to equitable community development, sustainable initiatives and affordable housing throughout her professional career. Her work is based on local, national and global perspectives from work in England, Denmark, Mexico, China, France and the United States. Ms. Ortiz serves is a private consultant specializing in Community Development and recently served the City of Chicago in the role of Managing Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Housing and at Enterprise Community Partners as Senior Program Director. She is an active member of national collaborations through Elevated Chicago with partnerships in Denver, San Francisco, Memphis, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Rosa is committed to building inclusive and resilient communities for all. She lives in Chicago in a multigenerational home with her husband, two daughters and mom. She enjoys swimming, dancing, painting, gardening and music.