In this hands-on session highlighting the Localism
movement, you’ll experience how communities,
community organizations, and activists are using
OD tools to make critical connections and
turn individual actions into social change.
Ellen Shepard is part of a new breed of economic
development professionals taking a community-based
approach to fostering vibrant neighborhoods and towns.
Her company, Community Allies (communityallies.net),
is focused on building community wealth and
resilience through thriving, sustainable localized
economies, with locally owned businesses and a joyful
sense of place.
Along with economic development consulting,
Community Allies providesorganizational and leadership
coaching tonon-profits and social enterprises in order to
deepen their impact.