Advancing Places: Equity in Action – Unleash Progress with Crowdsourced Work

Overview: Looking to take your comprehensive plan to the next level? Join this webinar and learn how NewTown Macon, Inc. has taken the community-driven planning process a step further and empowered the public to implement their next comprehensive plan by leveraging resources from the local philanthropic community.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Apply tactics for collaborative implementation with a diverse slate of district stakeholders.
  • Leverage local funding sources for implementing a community-driven plan.
  • Build buy-in with community members in developing and implementing a comprehensive district plan.

Friday, December 9, 2022 | 12:00pm ET (9:00am PT) 

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Domain: Planning, Design and Infrastructure

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • Erin Keller, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Development, NewTown Macon, Inc. (GA)
  • Alex Morrison, Executive Director, Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority (Macon, GA)
  • Darius Maynard, Program Officer, Community Foundation of Central Georgia (Macon, GA)


  • Carolyn Dellutri, Director of Professional Development, IDA

LPM | 1  IDA LPM professionals can earn credit hours for this webinar. More information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management certification program can be found here.

CM | 1  AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at



Erin Keller


Alex Morrison


Darius D. Maynard

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Registration information: When registering for a webinar, please complete the sign-up as yourself and not your organization. If additional staff would like to attend the same webinar, each individual must register as themselves to receive their unique login link. After registering, you will receive an email from (from sender name: International Downtown Association). This email will include your personalized login link for the live discussion. Please do not share this unique link. Remember to check your junk and spam folders for this email with your personalized GoToWebinar “join link.” Questions? Email

Moderated Q&A: This session will include a moderated Q&A, so please email any questions or discussion topics that you have ahead of the webinar to We also would like to hear directly from you doing the discussion as questions arise. IDA staff can unmute your microphone so make sure you have audio capability for the day of.




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