Longmont EDP Hires Collective Impact Program Coordinator – Longmont Times-Call


The Longmont Economic Development Partnership has hired Marisa Baylón Guillén as the Coordinator of the Collective Impact Program.

In this position, Baylón Guillén will coordinate Longmont’s Advance Longmont 2.0 economic development strategy, according to a statement from LEDP.

Advance Longmont 2.0 is an economic development strategy that seeks to align the community of Longmont around collective impact on the issues that matter most to residents and businesses.

Prior to joining Longmont EDP, Baylón Guillén was a union organizer for the SEIU / Florida Public Services Union, where she collaborated and integrated community organizations and political affiliates; served as the New American Citizenship Coordinator for the Florida Immigrant Coalition; and was Director of Operations and Project Manager for Intercambio Uniting Communities in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette.

“While the Collective Impact Model is commonly used for social impact organizations, we know of no other community applying this model to an economic development strategy,” said Jessica Erickson, President and CEO of Longmont EDP , in a written statement. “Our Advance Longmont 2.0 strategy recognizes the need for a new approach to economic development, aligning organizations, people and resources to deliver what matters.

Baylón Guillén said his role would be to identify and execute strategic initiatives in each of the strategy’s focus areas: location, industry, connectivity and talent.

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