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NCCED Annual Conference
VISION FOR CHANGE
National Congress for Community Economic Development Annual Conference,
October 5-7 Portland, Oregon
Community based economic development is facing change in the months and
years ahead. It is critical that our leadership develop a collective vision
for the future and work together to continue the progress made in
revitalizing our neighborhoods, providing safe and affordable housing, and
creating jobs and economic opportunity in our communities.
This conference will bring together the leaders, practitioners, funders and
policy makers in community based economic development. Sessions will
provide information about federal government programs and funding, best
practices from CDCs around the country, exemplary Portland area projects,
foundation funding for community based economic development and more.
Conference at a Glance
Tuesday, October 3
- Preconference Tours
Wednesday October 4
- Preconference Tours
- State Associations Meeting
Thursday, October 5
- Northwest Area Foundation Preconference Forum
- NCCED Committee Meetings
- State Associations Advisory Cnrm~fttae Meeting
- State Associations Board Elections
- Opening Luncheon SPEAKER: Robin Garr Author, Reinvesting in Atherica
- Opening Plenary: Visions for Change A distinguished panel representing the
banking foundation, CDC, governmeot, and corporate perspectives will present
visions for change through community economic -development
- Welcome to Oregon Reception Remarks: Senator Mark 0. Hatfield (invited)
- Group Dinners with Local Hosts
Friday, October 6
- NCCED Regional Meetings and Board Elections
- Bus Tours to Portland CDCs
- Luncheon SPEAKER: Reynard Ramsey Senior Vice President of program
Services, The Enterprise Foundation
- Concurrent Workshops
- Spirit of Portland Dinner Cruise and Entertainment
Saturday October 7
- NCCED Membership Business Meeting and Board Elections
- Concurrent Workshops
- Seminars, Workshops
- Closing Luncheon and Adjournment INVITED to SPEAK: Mytlir Evers-Williams
Chairperson, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED) is the
membership association for organizations committed to community-based
economic development. Nearly 600 NCCED members are actively involved in
housing renovation and construction, real estate development, industrial and
small business development, employment-generating activities, and other
innovative programs to revitalize their communities. Associate members
provide financial resources and technical expertise to advance these
efforts. Founded in 1970, NCCED encourages and supports its members through
advocacy, research and special projects, publications, training,
fundraising, and technical assistance.
NCCED members recent newsletters, directories, technical assistance,
discounts on conferences and publications, and many other benefits.
Members are among the first informed of new funding programs and relevant
legislative measures. Dues are $200 for an introductory one year membership.
Join on the conference registration form and your organization is instantly
eligible to save $50 on each individual registration fee. If you ate
unable to attend the October conference, you may still use the registration
form to join NCCED and begin enjoying the benefits of membership
immediately. For more information, call NCCED at 202-234-5009.
The Association of Oregon Community Development Organizations (AOCDO) is a
membership organization of community-based non-profit developers and their
supporters. AOCDO formed in January 92 to promote and support emerging and
established community based development organizations in Oregon through
public policy advocacy, training assistance and peer-to-peer networking.
Through its publications and initiatives, AOCDO is building a greater
awareness throughout the state about the need for community economic
development and the role of community-based developers. Over 100
organizations have joined AOCDO in support of these efforts. For more
information, call AOCDO at 503-223-4041.
Local CDC Tours
On Friday morning, October 6, conference attendees will participate in bus
and walking tours of Portland sites CDC projects and learn from the
experience of local organizations. Registrants will choose one of the
Farmworker Housing in Woodburn, OR
Travel to Woodburn to tour a project providing high quality permanent
farmworker housing and to learn about other farmworker housing through
discussion, slides, and drive-by tours.
Keeping Downtown Affordoble for Everybody
This tour showcases Portland's livable downtown, and several nonprofit
organizations providing affordable housing for everyone, including the
working poor and fixed-income elderly', entry-level retail district workers,
the homeless, and people with chemical dependencies and mental illnesses.
Inner Northeost Portland: Working Together for Change
Inner Northeast, a community of diverse neighborhoods in various stages of
the disinvestment reinvestment cycle, is now facing rapidly rising home
prices. Tour projects of several CDCs working to provide housing for
existing residents as they revitalize their communities.
Southeast Portland: Community-Based Planning for Neighborhood Revitalization
Community-based planning is a strong focus of the three CDCs at work in
Southeast Portland. Tour several projects in Southeast, an area challenged
by an aging housing stock and development that occurred without significant
zoning and planning.
Come early and participate in full-day preconference tours of Oregon tourist
attractions and development projects. All tours are $45 for NCCED/AOCDO
members or $50 for nonmembers and include lunch.
Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, 8:00 am-6:00pm.
Experience the pleasures of one of the finest wine-producing regions in the
world while visiting innovative community development efforts. Begin the day
at a multi-service center designed specifically for the efficiency of
housing several social services under one roof. Travel on to the wineries to
sample local vintages and see first-hand how wine is prodttced. Take time to
learn about two unique programs which bring homeownership opportunities to
local low-income families. Enjoys day of good taste and professional
interest in Oregon's wine country.
North Coast Loop
Tuesday, October 3, 8:00
Travel to the Pacific through tall forests to Cannon beach, an artists'
haven on the oceanfront. Visit an ambitious housing project bringing
together public and private tesources to provide affordable, attractive
apartments. Enjoy the local shops and beach before heading to Astoria, a
community with a rich history and natural beauty where the Columbia River
meets the Pacific. In Astoria, visit an innovative program addressing the
changing face of the local fishing economy. Travel back to Portland along
the banks of the Columbia.
Warm Springs Reservation and Koh-Nee-To Resort
Wednesday, Octaber 4, 8:00 am-6;00pm.
Cross the mountains to the high desert country of Central Oregon to visit
the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm
Springs, with along history of progressive economic development efforts,
will share their successes in business and community ventures including the
centerpiece, the Kab-Nee-Ta Resort and Casino. Visit the museum, which
offers one of the richest tribal collections in the nation. Return over the
slope of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to enjoy
the spectacular vistas.
Columbia River Gorge ond Mt. Hood Loop
Wednesday, October 4, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Travel through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, with stops to
take in the breathtaking views and waterfalls, en route tn Hood River. Visit
two projects built from community grassroots efforts to eliminate barriers
to affordable, high quality health care and housing. Continue up the slopes
of Mt. Hood, where the pear harvest will be at its busiest, and learn how
this rural area has used local agricultural resources to contribute to its
economic strengths. Stop at Timberline Lodge, the massive National Historic
Landmark at the 8,000 foot elevation.
The conference registration fee is substantially lower if you:
* Register by August15 ($265)
* Join NCCED and take advantage of the member rate
* Register more than one individual from the same organization
NCCED 1875 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 524
Washington, DC 20009
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