2020 Cooperative Issues Forum

The Cooperative Issues Forum highlights the vital issues of the day. Held in conjunction with the Cooperative Hall of Fame, the Issues Forum features cooperative leaders and thinkers. 


2020 Cooperative Issues Forum

Thursday, October 8, 2020

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Marriott Metro Center

775 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

2020 Cooperative Issues Forum

Setting the Co-op Policy Agenda


Keynote Presentations

Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow and Director of the Community Economic Development Hub, Urban Institute

Leiha Edmonds, Research Analyst, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Brett Theodos and Leiha Edmonds

  • Panel TBD

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom
2020 Hall of Fame Inductees Panel

A casual conversation with the 2020 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees about their lives and careers in cooperatives. The behind the scenes stories untold in the induction videos. 



Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, NCBA CLUSA




  • Ben Burkett, State Coordinator, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives

  • Everett M. Dobrinski, former Board Chair, CoBank

  • Carmen Huertas-Noble, Professor, City University of New York School of Law

  • Michael Mercer, former CEO, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates


2019 Cooperative Issues Forum Videos

ABCs of Cooperative Impact
2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Panel

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