Lebanon, Ind. – Megan Swain, the Director of Community Development for the Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC), was recently accepted on the Placemaking Leadership Council.

According to their website, the Placemaking Leadership Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities. They are the central hub of the global placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, resources, expertise, and partners who see place as they key to addressing their greatest challenges.

“We are pleased that Megan was selected for this opportunity,” said Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead. “We believe that her collaboration with other leaders from around the world will help make Boone County a better place.”

“Placemaking creates public spaces for all residents to enjoy, and that is exactly why I am excited to be part of the council,” said Swain. “Being part of a community of doers who have created quality of place in their own communities will further assist my placemaking efforts in Boone County.”

The Placemaking Leadership Council was founded in 2013 and consists of more than 1,800 members in more than 80 countries.

About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

A strong community is a united community, one that achieves balance between its residents and businesses. At the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, we seek the right economic opportunities to support strong communities and enhance the quality of life for all Boone County residents. We aim to be a catalyst for smart growth strategies. We forge mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations capable of understanding and further enriching the unique assets that the residents of Boone County have built. For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org.