NACo Webinar:Building Arts-Driven Community and Economic Development Solutions for Your County

December 12, 2017

Join us on December 12th at 2:00 -3:15 EST for this interactive webinar to learn how counties are improving their economies and building thriving communities by leveraging their creativity and their arts and culture assets. Local communities will discuss their creative solutions to local challenges.


  • Introduction to webinar (Jenna Moran, Program Manager for Resilience, NACo)
  • Introduction to topic and overview of RUPRI’s arts & culture programming (Chuck Fluharty, Founder, President and CEO, RUPRI)
  • Presentation by Paducah/McCracken County, Ky. (Brandi Harless, Mayor, Paducah, Ky.; Laura Oswald, Director of Marketing, Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  • Presentation by Crested Butte/Gunnison County, Colo. (John Messner, Commissioner, Gunnison County; Hilary Henry, Creative District/Open Space Coordinator, Crested Butte, Colo.; Delaney Keating, Strategic Partnerships Director, ICELab)
  • Presentation by Lackawanna County, Pa (Commissioner Patrick O’Malley, Lackawanna County, Pa.;Chris Calvey, Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department Program Coordinator)
  • Queston & Answer
  • Announcement of NACo Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge teams
  • Conclusion to Webinar