August 21-22, 2018 

Federal Reserve Bank Chicago-Detroit Branch | Detroit, MI  

More information coming soon! 


What is Developing Vibrant Communites?

Last year we combined two annual CEDAM events, Destination: Vibrant Communities and the Michigan Financial Empowerment Summit, into one, two-day conference! The event was, and still is, designed to inspire and equip practitioners and advocates with the community economic development and financial capability tools needed to positively transform your community. For our 2018 conference, we have changed the name to Developing Vibrant Communities. Our goal is still the same—to host the premier event for those working to make their communities inclusive, empowered, sustainable and vibrant. 

A draft agenda for our 2018 conference is coming soon!

Below you'll find information from last year's event. 

2017 Topics 

Financial Coaching Fund Development  Equity in Development & Employment
Active Inclusion of Immigrants Storytelling  Policy Advocacy
Children's Savings Accounts Real Estate Development Tracking Program Outcomes 

2017 Agenda
View last year's agenda here.

Gene Kuthy Award

To honor the late Gene Kuthy, CEDAM honors a current or former board member of a CEDAM member who embodies Gene's positive and unique attributes: fun, larger than life, generous, an incredible networker, a champion of a particular program and more. The Award is given at the Developing Vibrant Communities conference. Nominations will open for the 2018 Gene Kuthy Award soon!

Congratulations to our 2017 Gene Kuthy Award Winner, Rashida Tlaib! 

 Thank you 2017 Sponsors!




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