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IDA Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program

Our Economic Development Manager, Gavin Duffus is one of only two Canadian’s selected to take part in the International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leader Fellowship Program

The International Downtown Association (IDA) selected 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ELF) program. These senior staff members hail from 3 countries and 17 provinces or states, including Newcastle, UK; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Milwaukee, WI; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; New Haven, CT; Jacksonville, FL; and Denver, CO.

The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long experiential program bringing together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. The fellows learn essential leadership and place management skills and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships.

A huge congratulations to Gavin Duffus for securing a place on the program! 

Congratulations to the 2019 Cohort!