Director General Louise Paquette and Carmen DeMarco of FedNor have asked for input from board members and managers regarding the challenges and opportunities facing the Community Futures Program.  They are seeking responses to four questions:  1) Are there new realities or factors within your local economies that have occurred, which we should take into consideration as part of our renewal discussions?; 2) Are there operational realities (e.g., informatics, succession planning, etc.) that we should take into consideration as part of our renewal discussions?; 3) Are the needs in your community changing and, if so, is the program able to respond?; and 4) What do you see as your major challenges in the future?  Please send your input directly to Carmen DeMarco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Louise Paquette This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 30, 2008.

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