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September 9-11, 2024
The Marriott Marquis Times SquareNew York

Natasha Harper-Madison
Council Member at Austin City Council


Natasha Harper-Madison is a seasoned member of the Austin City Council, representing the 10th largest city in the U.S., Austin, Texas, for a second term. With six years of experience, she is a champion for addressing Austin's housing crisis and navigating economic opportunities despite economic segregation. Harper-Madison's leadership stands out on the cusp of innovative revitalization, despite being behind in infrastructure. She excels in balancing pragmatic policy-making, cutting-edge technology, and community-driven growth. As a Community Revitalization Specialist, she actively works towards breaking cycles of poverty. In addition to her political role, Harper-Madison is the founder of CivSop, a civic education and workforce development initiative. Her entrepreneurial endeavors and commitment to civic education showcase her forward-thinking approach. As a sought-after speaker, Harper-Madison inspires others to engage in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future for all communities. Her multifaceted contributions make her a transformative force in the city's growth and development.

Agenda Sessions

  • Accelerator all stars: Why community is the new commodity