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Knowledge Network  Series I

Managing Economic Development Organizations – the Colorado Way

The key to leading strong performing EDO’s is through strategy, implementation, process, communication, and relationships.

February 24, 2021 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

We all can contest that in this last year, we have learned a lot, found where the pandemic exposed our organization’s vulnerabilities, and have left us in a position of having to focus within all while helping our community stay open.

EDCC has seen the challenges our economic development community have undergone this past year. Now is a good time to shed light on our opportunities as we help begin the healing process and bring our communities back to life. We have invited subject matter experts in our field to discuss their approach to managing an Economic Development Organization (EDO) and what opportunities they see in the future that will help their organizations thrive both by mission and financial security.

Each subject matter expert represents different types of EDO structures in Colorado; public, private, public/private partnership, regional; as well as rural and urban. Please join us in this interactive session with your peers and get all your questions answered by our experts.

Moderator: Jill Mendoza, CEcD, Economic Development Manager, Town of Superior


  • Laura Lewis Marchino, CEcD, Executive Director, Region 9 Economic Development District
  • John Cody, CEcD, Economic Development Director, City of Thornton
  • Daniel Ryley, CEcD, Executive Director, Arvada Economic Development Association
  • John Bristol, Director of Economic Development, Steamboat Springs Chamber & EDC/Routt County

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