Longmont EDP hires collective impact program coordinator

LONGMONT — The Longmont Economic Development Partnership has hired Marisa Baylón Guillén as its collective impact program coordinator.

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

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

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. 

“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,” Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont EDP, said 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 implement what matters.

Baylón Guillén said that her role would be to identify and execute strategic initiatives within each of the focus areas of the strategy: place, industry, connectivity, and talent.

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LONGMONT — The Longmont Economic Development Partnership has hired Marisa Baylón Guillén as its collective impact program coordinator.

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

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

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. 

“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,” Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont EDP, said 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 implement what matters.

Baylón Guillén said that her role would be to identify and execute strategic initiatives within each of the focus areas of the strategy: place, industry, connectivity, and talent.

© 2020 BizWest Media LLC