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Community and Economic Development Summit

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The day-long event was held on September 9, 2010 at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College.  It was sponsored by Westnoreland Community Action in collaboration with the Smart Growth Partnership, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and PNC Bank.

Event Program

To view the news article "County summit brings community leaders together" that appeared in the Latrobe Bulletin, please click here.

To view the videos of the three keynote speakers, please click on the links below:

http://www.blip.tv/file/4374879   - Sandra M. Moore, Urban Strategies

http://www.blip.tv/file/4374511  - John L. McKnight, Northwestern University

http://www.blip.tv/file/4374653  - Ted Howard, Evergreen Cooperatives

To view the Powerpoint presentations, please click on the links below:

Building Community Vitality in Rural and Urban America, Sandra M. Moore, Urban Strategies, Inc.

Asset-Based Community Development, John L. McKnight, Northwestern University

Public Policy for Strengthening Pennsylvania“s Rural People and Places, Professor Theodore R. Alter, Penn State University

Community Engagement and Human Capital Planning, Sandra M. Moore, Urban Strategies; Carlotta Paige, Paige Community Coordinators; Margie Stanislaw, Strategic Circles Corporation

Understanding Land Banking Options, Thomas J. Fitzpatrick IV, Esq. & Joseph C. Ott, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Creating Entrepreneurial Friendly Communities, Walt Whitmer, Penn State University

Economic & Community Development and Natural Resource Conservation - A Balanced Approach, Jason Rigone, Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation and Greg Phillips, Westmoreland Conservation District

Practically Applied Renewable Energy Opportunities, Edward Johnstonbaugh, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Westmoreland County

Converting Waste Plastic to Clean Energy - Commercialization Priorities, Gerald Driggs and Steve Taylor, Eco Clean Burner Corporation

Charting the Future of Your Community and Making the Trip, Bill Shuffstall, Penn State University

Form Based Codes Workshop, The Smart Growth Transect for Community & Economic Development, Tom Comitta, Thomas Comitta Associates

Evergreen Cooperative Initiative - Building Community Wealth to Transform Cleveland and Change Lives, Ted Howard, Evergreen Cooperatives

Evergreen Cooperative Introductory Video


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