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PLCC 2020 Annual Meeting Recap

PLCC held a successful annual meeting on November 17, 2020, with over 130 people in attendance. We heard from elected officials, local residents and business owners, nonprofit service providers and more about how we can continue working together to make the Purple Line a place of equity and opportunity after an incredibly challenging year.

We left the meeting energized and optimistic about what we can make happen in 2021.

In case you missed it, feel free to check out slides and watch segments of the meeting below

And please be sure to check out PLCC’s 2020 progress report, which includes much more detail about coalition work along the corridor!

WATCH the full meeting here. Time marks below:

  • 00:00:12 – Welcome remarks from Maryland State Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins
  • 00:03:15 — Welcome remarks from Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras
  • 00:07:18 – Purple Line: Where are we? Where are we headed? Gerrit Knaap, Director, National Center for Smart Growth and Co-chair, PLCC Steering Committee; Sheila Somashekhar, PLCC Director
  • 00:22:37 – Remarks from Isaías Portillo, Resident of the corridor and grassroots activist
  • 00:26:52 – Panel: Forging ahead in challenging times: action along the corridor. Panelists included:

– Marla Bilonick, Executive Director and CEO, Latino Economic Development Corporation

– Jorge Benitez-Perez, Organizer, CASA

– Pat Parker, Executive Director, Central Kenilworth Revitalization Corporation

– Lisa Butler McDougal, President, Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED)

– Moderator: David Bowers, Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners

  • 01:09:45 – Remarks, Lene Tsegaye, owner of Kefa Café
  • 1:19 – Key Elements of National Center for Smart Growth’s FTA/MTA grant and breakout discussion takeaways
  • 1:38 – Closing remarks from Prince George’s County Council Member Dannielle Glaros
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Register Now for PLCC’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting

Join us on November 17, 2020 from 9:00AM-12:30PM for PLCC’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting. Click here to register (via Eventbrite.)

In November of 2017, following an extensive stakeholder engagement process, the PLCC launched the Community Development Agreement for the Purple Line Corridor. Since then, dozens of organizations across the Corridor have been working collectively to support and grow local businesses, build a thriving labor market, ensure housing choices for all, and support vibrant communities.

2020 has brought new challenges. Between COVID-19 shutdowns, a renewed national and local focus on racial inequities, and the temporary halt of Purple Line construction, where do we stand? Join us on November 17 to hear from state and local leaders, nonprofits and community members about how PLCC is adapting and accelerating its commitment to an equitable Purple Line Corridor. We also invite you to network with PLCC’s partners — local and regional community groups, nonprofits, governments, businesses, anchor institutions, banks, philanthropy, faith and other organizations — and help chart next steps for the coalition.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. Registered participants will receive a link prior to the event.

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PLCC Small Business Webinar for Prince George’s County

You can find the audio and video of the webinar here: Audio and Video

The powerpoint slides presented at the webinar are available here: PLCC Small Business Webinar Final


PLCC Small Business Webinar Recording

 

Friday, May 1, 2020  |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join with Zoom:

From your computer or app
https://bit.ly/plccsmallbiz
Or dial in with your phone
(301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 613 423 0297
Password: PLCC

Are you having trouble qualifying or applying for the PPP or other COVID-19 business programs in Prince George’s County? The Purple Line Corridor Coalition would like to help you navigate these programs.

Moderator:
Manuel Ochoa, Principal, Ochoa Urban Collaborative

Speakers:
Javier Rivas, Program Manager, LEDC
Mark Wells, Business Consultant,
Maryland SBDC

This webinar is hosted by the Purple Line Corridor Coalition, a multi-sector collaborative led and administered by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) in partnership with a coalition of community organizations, state and local governments, nonprofits, philanthropies, and businesses. PLCC led the creation of the Community Development Agreement for the Purple Line Corridor which articulates a shared vision for vibrant economic and community development along the 16-mile corridor. 

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