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Economic Development Partnership hires collective impact program coordinator

“While the collective impact model is commonly used for social impact organizations, we aren’t aware of any other communities applying this model to an economic development strategy,” said Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont EDP.

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LONGMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
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Longmont Economic Development Partnership announced (Tuesday) that it has hired Marisa Baylón Guillén as its collective impact program coordinator.

In this position, Baylón Guillén will serve as the “backbone” to the collective impact framework of Longmont’s Advance Longmont 2.0 economic development strategy. Advance Longmont 2.0 is a transformative economic development strategy that seeks to develop an inclusive economy, align the Longmont community around collective impact, and move the needle on issues that matter most to its residents and businesses.

“While the collective impact model is commonly used for social impact organizations, we aren’t aware of any other communities applying this model to an economic development strategy,” said Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont EDP.

“Our Advance Longmont 2.0 strategy recognizes the need for a new approach to economic development, aligning organizations, people, and resources to implement what matters. Marisa is an exceptional strategist with a career’s worth of experience perfectly suited to bring leadership and  provide the needed support to the ongoing work of implementing Advance Longmont 2.0.”

Baylón Guillén said her “sole focus in my new role as collective impact program coordinator will be on the implementation of Advance Longmont 2.0 and the coordination of both the working groups and the Advance Longmont Partners steering committee to identify and execute strategic initiatives within each of the focus areas of the strategy: place, industry, connectivity, and talent.”

Before coming to Longmont EDP, Baylón Guillén was a labor organizer for SEIU/Florida Public Services Union, where she collaborated and integrated with community organizations and political affiliates; served as the New Americans Citizenship Coordinator for the Florida Immigrant Coalition; and was director of operations and project manager for Intercambio Uniting Communities in Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette.

The collective impact program coordinator is a high-visibility role and Baylón Guillén is responsible for maintaining and building a strong community network, designing new programs in collaboration with partners, and coordinating program implementation.

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