By Andrea Orlando

Community Director

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Selling the integration of arts and culture into community and economic development may be hard, but Bob Reeder, Program Director for Rural LISC, has discovered the hack: Learn the language.

Every profession has its own language, and investing the time to learn those languages is well worth the effort, Reeder said in an interview for the podcast CreativePlace. Reeder, who describes himself as a "grey beard" serves as a mentor to young professionals at LISC and sat on the advisory committee for the 2019 Rural Generation Summit. We interviewed him at the 2019 ArtPlace Summit in Jackson, MS, which was immediately followed by the 2019 Rural Generation Summit, also in Jackson, MS.

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