Economic Vitality Summit

Homegrown Prosperity: Building a Better Creswell

Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00 a.m.- 3 p.m.
*Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Creswell Middle School
655 W Oregon Ave
 Creswell, OR
Designed by residents of Creswell who care about the community's economic vitality as well as our small-town way of life, this interactive summit is facilitated by Rural Development Initiatives and will bring community members, stakeholders, and leaders together to generate new ideas and move the community forward with a plan of action

This EV Summit will:
  • Address the current state of leadership at the local and individual levels 
  • Address strategies for building a thriving local economy and developing amenities found in a thriving satellite community
  • Generate opportunities for engagement and action steps that each of us can take to support Creswell
Creswell's Economic Vitality Summit will focus on topics highly relevant to the community. The agenda will include presentations by keynote speaker John Morgan as well as guest speakers; panel discussions featuring local young entrepreneurs and representatives from like-sized communities; and work sessions that allow for the co-design of action steps. Additionally, a small exhibitors gallery will feature local businesses, resource providers, and nonprofits. 

Meet our Keynote Speaker John Morgan 
J ohn Morgan is the Executive Director of the Chinook Institute for Civic Leadership and the Leader of the Chinook Institute, the premier leadership development program for top-level public officials on the west coast. Mr. Morgan has spent his career in public service focusing on community development and organizational leadership in government organizations. He is also a former Community Development Director, Planning Director, and City Manager.
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Economic Vitality Summits are  delivered  in partnership

Economic Vitality Summits focus on empowering rural economies and investing locally in the future of our communities. Rural community leaders have shown they are interested in focusing on making good things happen, especially in difficult economic times. Economic Vitality Summits include exciting strategies designed to inform what is happening locally and provide methods for boosting regional economic vitality. The goal is to increase economic vitality by sharing resources and generating new ideas to invigorate rural communities.
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