Register Now for “Exploring Innovation: A Dialogue on Community Development Trends and Possibilities” with the Memphis Branch of the St. Louis Fed

Date(s) - 05/17/2013
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Oxford University Club


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Exploring Innovation:
A Dialogue on Community Development
Trends and Possibilities

Friday, May 17, 2013 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Oxford, Miss.

The Community Development department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis devotes time each year to raise awareness of innovations in the community development field and to search for new ways to improve life in low- and moderate-income areas.

What is ahead for our communities? How can we continue to provide community development services during the current climate of austerity? What are some best practices in leveraging resources?

Please join the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for a short video presentation featuring the following speakers, which will be followed by a facilitated discussion to learn more about innovative strategies in your local community:

  • Ted Howard, executive director of The Democracy Collaborative, a national leader in community development, which is pioneering innovative models of job creation, wealth building and sustainability using employee-owned, for-profit cooperatives.
  • Ben Brown, principal/storyteller with PlaceMakers, an organization that addresses the full scope of placemaking, from planning and design to community engagement and implementation.
  • Bill Taft, executive director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis, a national organization committed to transforming distressed neighborhoods into healthy communities.
  • Kristin Faust, director of lending and network services with Partners for the Common Good (PCG), whose mission is to advance economic justice and opportunity by partnering with organizations that provide access to capital for low-income people and communities.

This event is free; however, registration is required by Tuesday, May 14, as space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

We hope you will join us.

Advance registration is required by Tuesday, May 14.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. So, please register early.

Register online at

Oxford University Club
265 North Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, Miss. 38655

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Teresa Cheeks Wilson