Border Community and Economic Development Summit
July 31, 2008 (Thursday)
Presented by NALCAB
What is the BCDC?
Border Community Development Collaborative (BCDC) is comprised of community development organizations serving the US-Mexico Border region. NALCAB serves the BCDC by bringing together the executive staff of participating organizations to work collaboratively around regional networking, professional development/training, advocacy, co-op services, and fundraising.
Objective of Summit
The Summit will include nationally recognized speaker’s and variety of opportunities to discuss community economic development opportunities which impact the border , with a particular focus on issues impacting colonias. The Summit will serve as the launching point to develop a clearly defined strategy to attract investment in community and economic development initiatives along the US/Mexico border region.
Agenda, Thursday, July 31, 2008
9:30 - 10:00
Noel Poyo, Executive Director, NALCAB
Mark Nerio, Community Relations, Citi
10:00 - 12:00
Community Development Investment Strategies
Moderator - Rafael Torres – Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation
Larry Garcia, El Paso Affordable Housing CUSO
Bobby Calvillo, Affordable Homes of South Texas
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch – “Investing in Our Own Communities – Latino Philanthropy”
Carlos Salazar, Vice President, United Way of Greater Kansas City
Board Member, Hispanic Development Fund of Kansas City
1:30 - 3:30
Leveraging Resources for Community Economic Development
Ed Rosenthal, Enterprise
Anselmo Talles , Housing Assistance Council (invited)
Jaime Ortiz, Fannie Mae
Mike McCoy, Meadows Foundation
3:30 - 4:00
Wrap-up: Developing a Border Investment Strategy for the Future
Noel Poyo, NALCAB
Location of Event
H Management Center
1100 East Jasmine Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP please feel free to contact us at (210) 227-1010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the two closest hotels to the event center.
Located on 1301 West Expressway 83 in Pharr, Texas 78577
Phone: (956) 702-4880
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Located on 4603 North Cage in Pharr, Texas 78577
Phone: (956) 531-5900