Letter from the President

Happy New Year!

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for CEDAS and I am so excited to be leading this organization of smart, dedicated economic development professionals and volunteers committed to advancing economic development throughout our communities and the state.

It doesn't get better than our incoming board with the following stellar credentials: public, private and not-for-profit sectors represented; veteran members and brand new CEDAS members represented; several millennials sprinkled among Gen Xers and Baby Boomers; practically every discipline within economic development from attorneys to local commissioners to economic developers to marketing specialists, site selectors, utility executives, commercial brokers and on and on......our membership is rich in experience and breadth and we have so much to learn from each other.

I would like to personally thank former president Becky Nolan for her leadership and that of her talented board who brought such outstanding programs in 2017 like our Best Practices work, engaging events around Connecticut, and a record number of scholarships offered to CEDAS members for professional development. We are pleased that so many of them will maintain their active involvement in CEDAS this year.

I encourage you to take advantage of your CEDAS membership this year to learn something new, meet someone you've been meaning to, and give back to your industry. I look forward to seeing you at one of our outstanding programs and to hearing your ideas at any time.



Courtney Hendricson, 2018 CEDAS President
Vice President, Municipal Services, Connecticut Economic Resource Center


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