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Carrie McKillip
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
mckillip@illinois.edu

Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development


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Local Resources and Information

  • 2017 Small Business Day Award Luncheon
    Luncheon Registration Form

  • Bookmark: Recovery After Disaster PDF
    Bookmark for the Family Financial Toolkit with Puzzle Logo.

  • Disaster Recovery Journal (Android app)
    This free download helps you record information about damages to your home and property using text, images and audio. For more information contact Patricia Olson: pdolson@umn.edu

  • Disaster Recovery Webinar
    A natural disaster can strike anywhere, any time. In their wake, natural disasters often leave damage and destruction that have a long-term impact on the financial well-being of survivors. If you or a loved one has been affected by a natural disaster, it's important to know that financial recovery takes time. There are no easy fixes and no guarantees. This "Recovery After Disaster" webinar together with The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools that can help you move along the road toward financial recovery. For more information contact: Patricia Olson - pdolson@umn.edu.

  • Economic Impact of Illinois Agricultural Fairs 2014
    Funded by the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, the purpose of this project is to better understand the economic and social impact of agricultural fairs held in Illinois. A survey was distributed randomly at 15 Illinois County Fairs in the Summer of 2014. This report is the result of the study.

  • Growing Our Economy Webinar Oct. 11, 2013
    Growing Our Economy with Local Foods webinar series presented Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15, 2013. This is the archived link for the Oct. 11, 2013 webinar.

  • Growing Our Economy Webinar Nov. 15, 2013
    Growing Our Economy with Local Foods webinar series presented Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15, 2013. This is the archived link for the Nov. 15 webinar.

  • Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (website)

  • Key Strategies - Disaster Recovery PDF
    Family Financial Recovery Toolkit, Key Strategies PowerPoint for Consumers.

  • New Normal & Resources - Disaster Recovery PDF
    Family Financial Recovery toolkit, PowerPoint for Consumers.

  • Project Rebound Application (Fillable) Form PDF

  • Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit
    A natural disaster can strike anywhere, any time. In their wake, natural disasters often leave damage and destruction that have a long-term impact on the financial well-being of survivors. If you or a loved one has been affected by a natural disaster, it's important to know that financial recovery takes time. There are no easy fixes and no guarantees. This Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools that can help you move along the road toward financial recovery. The toolkit includes eight other units: What are key strategies for financial recovery? What tools do I need to implement key strategies? Where do I start? Where am I financially? Where will I live if I'm a homeowner? This toolkit is a joint project of Univ. of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State Univ. Extension Service. For more information contact: Patricia Olson - pdolson@umn.edu.

  • Webinar: Recovery After Disaster PDF
    Powerpoint Presentation for the Family Financial Toolkit Webinar.

  • Where Am I Financially? Disaster Recovery PDF
    Family Financial Recovery Toolkit, PowerPoint for Consumers.

  • Where Do I Start? Disaster Recovery PDF
    Family Financial Recovery Toolkit, PowerPoint for Consumers.

Additional Topics

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Environment and Energy Stewardship Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Consumer Economics Leadership and Local Government Family Life Nutrition and Wellness