2019 marks CCEDNet’s 20th anniversary, but the movement for fair and inclusive economies stretches back much further…
Stewart Perry is one of the pioneers of community economic development, and also CCEDNet’s first honorary lifetime member. Stewart was part of the US Office of Economic Opportunity and helped create the first federal CED support program nearly 50 years ago.
In this celebratory kickoff of CCEDNet’s 20th anniversary year, we’ll look back with Stewart at the origins of CED, its emergence and growth and current challenges and opportunities.
Then we’ll open up the conversation to some of the many other people who have played a role in creating and building CCEDNet over the last 20 years. Please join us (with a webcam enabled device if possible!) to share your favourite memories, reconnect with friends, and raise a toast to all those who have contributed to the movement we know today.