Join IEDC on Thursday, January 14 from 2:30 - 3:30 EST for a free webinar on building resilient infrastructure.
Problems facing communities today, such as climate change and economic inequality, are so insidious and wide ranging that it can be tough to figure out how communities can address them, and prepare for a resilient future. One tangible approach is addressing the foundation—infrastructure. In this webinar, attendees will learn about:
- Infrastructure challenges in disinvested neighborhoods, and how to address them
- Why now is actually a really good time to seek financing for major projects
- Innovative solutions to address climate change in urban and rural areas
SeonAh Kendall, CPA
SeonAh Kendall, CPA serves as the City of Fort Collins’ Economic Health Manager, where she focuses on business retention and expansion, talent development/recruitment and special projects to ensure a vibrant Fort Collins economy. SeonAh is the project manager for the City’s broadband strategic plan and business engagement action plan. SeonAh has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in financial and tax accounting from Colorado State University. SeonAh serves on several boards such as Front Range Community College Foundation, the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Sustainability Committee, NoCO Manufacturing Partnership and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC). She is also members of the Economic Development Research Partnership (EDRP), IEDC, EDCC and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Joyce Coffee, LEED AP
Joyce Coffee, LEED AP, is founder and President of Climate Resilience Consulting, a social enterprise that works with clients to create practical strategies that enhance markets and communities through adaptation to climate change. Coffee has 25 years of leadership experience in government, private, nonprofit, philanthropic and academic sectors. She has worked with over 200 institutions to create and implement climate-related resilience strategies. Specific areas of emphasis include resilience strategy, resilience finance, resilience measurement and social equity. She is an appointed director or chair of over ten nonprofit boards and initiatives. She received a B.S. in biology, environmental studies and Asian studies from Tufts University and a Masters in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Josh Devine, CEcD
Josh Devine serves as the Director of Racial Economic Equity for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). In this role, Josh works to develop and expand programming, resources and NCRC’s thought leadership to address racial wealth inequality and advance strategic equity implementation across the organization and for its community and economic partners. Prior to joining NCRC, Josh served as the Economic Opportunity Strategist for Fourth Economy Consulting. In this capacity, he leveraged his strategic planning, marketing and economic development expertise to support cities and regions in planning for economic growth and discovering new and innovative ways to connect opportunity to their area’s most vulnerable. Additionally, Josh began his career working for a regional economic development organization in Southwestern, Pennsylvania. His work included managing outreach to small businesses and entrepreneurs, connecting them to economic development resources for growth; implementing events and digital campaigns to support regional business investment and talent attraction goals; and supporting the organization’s community investment program and diversity and inclusion initiatives. A capacity builder, people-first advocate and equity strategist, Josh is passionate about community and civic engagement and building a more inclusive economy that truly serves the people. He received his IEDC-accredited economic development certification via the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community, Environment and Development from the Pennsylvania State University.