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LEIGH ANN BROWN, Morton Economic Development Council

Thrive Speaker

[Presentation] The Role of Nonprofits in Economic Development 2

In her dual roles as executive director of the Morton Chamber of Commerce and CEO of the Morton Economic Development Council, Leigh Ann Brown is focused on supporting businesses, building community, and developing a sustainable and thriving economy in the Village of Morton. She is a seasoned economic and community development veteran, having previously taken on similar responsibilities for the City of Pekin and Pekin Main Street, where she worked to revitalize the downtown area and the larger community through a variety of programs and partnerships. A central Illinois native, she has a strong passion for serving her community and bringing people and resources together to create and support opportunities to thrive.

Plan to attend THRIVE: Nonprofit Leadership Symposium at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau in Freeport. This full-day event is designed for nonprofit executives and board members. Sessions will empower leaders in areas including strategic planning, development via storytelling, the power of collaborations, the role of nonprofits in economic development, and more! Attendees will walk away with ideas, tools, & strategies that can be implemented into their organization.