Wickersham participates in Cincinnati Regional Exchange
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June 6, 2013 (260)
Wickersham participates in
Cincinnati Regional Exchange as LEDO Council president
In his role as president
of the Northeast Indiana Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Council,
Mark Wickersham, executive director, is participating in the Cincinnati Regional Exchange
this week alongside other area leaders in business, education and community
Two other Huntington County representatives
are accompanying Wickersham on this trip sponsored by Northeast Indiana
Regional Partnership through its Vision 2020 initiative: Leon
Hurlburt, president, Huntington County Commissioners, and Darlene Stanley,
owner, Johnson’s Junction.
While in Cincinnati, participants will learn
from the experiences and best practices of organizations in the Cincinnati/Northern
Representatives from Agenda 360, the Strive
Network, Vision 2015 and other organizations will demonstrate how they are
working collaboratively to make Cincinnati a better place to live, work and
During the trip, participants will break out
into three groups around 21st Century Talent, Entrepreneurship and Quality of
Life. These focused breakouts will allow for more in-depth conversations and
idea exchange around the three topics.
Several Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky leaders
will take part in the exchange. Speakers will include Kathy Merchant,
President/CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation; David Ginsburgh,
President/CEO of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.; and Rob Reifsnyder, President of
the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.
"This trip will
provide invaluable insights into how the Collective Impact model has been used
in Cincinnati to achieve economic growth in the areas of 21st Century Talent,
Quality of Life and Entrepreneurship," said Katy Silliman, vice president
of regional initiatives for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.
"We believe Northeast Indiana is primed and ready for this type of model
to be applied to our efforts to grow the economy of Northeast Indiana."