Join an all-star panel of community wealth building experts for a solutions-oriented discussion as
they take a deep dive into the strategies and actions communities can undertake to build a more
inclusive, secure, and inspiring post-pandemic world.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health and economic crisis of unprecedented proportions for
communities across the country. With millions out of work and resources drying up, communities
face a Herculean task of recovery under the most difficult of circumstances. Meanwhile,
historically underserved members of our communities risk slipping further and further behind.
Community wealth building offers strategies for moving forward. The community wealth building
approach to economic development strengthens communities from within and from the ground
up. When broadly embraced and effectively undertaken, it can help to address inequities and
create more inclusive and resilient local economies where economic opportunity is available to
The crisis has provided an opening to rebuild our economies thoughtfully and inclusively, but the
planning work must begin now to take advantage of this moment.
Joanna Trotter, Senior Director of Community Impact, The Chicago Community Trust
Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Center for Neighborhood
Rick Guzman, Executive Director, The Neighbor Project
Terri Haymaker, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Solutions, IFF
Kathleen Mulligan, PHD, Co-Director, National Labor leadership Institute, ILR Worker
Zach Lowe, Director of Planning & Programming, Tri-Council Development Fund
Hosted by Tri-Council Development Fund (TCDF), a partnership of the Illinois union finishing
trades industries. The TCDF utilizes the leadership, advocacy, training, and other resources of
more than 9,000 workers and signatory contractors across the state to help build local
community and economic development capacity and promote prosperity for all.
Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H9b14QJDSkaQNWDVTOWafw
Register by: 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 1st
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 12:45 CDT login; 1:00pm – 2:30pm CDT program
WHY: As a community-focused initiative, the TCDF partners with municipal governments,
community-based organizations, and other stakeholders on projects that strengthen
communities and catalyze inclusive growth. The TCDF focuses on community empowerment
through four critical areas of community and economic development: