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Strong leaders shape healthy communities.

Our greatest resource is our people. Illinois communities need leaders who provide clear direction, inspire creative problem solving, and create safe environments to work, learn, and grow. We know this responsibility weighs heavily on community leaders, so let us share the load. Illinois Extension is helping leaders and communities tackle complicated challenges in creating resilient communities. 

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Carrie McKillip

Carrie McKillip

Community and Economic Development Educator
Business Development
Business Retention and Expansion
Civic Engagement
Community Development
Community Planning
Community Resiliency
Consumer Economics
Disaster Preparedness
Economic Development
EDEN Ready Business
Local Government
Workforce Development
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