Della Rucker

Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Co-founder

Della has consulted, written and trained people nationwide in entrepreneurship,  economic revitalization, urban planning and fostering meaningful public participation. She is one of about 10 persons in the U.S. to hold professional certifications in both planning and economic development.  She is  a regular plenary speaker for entrepreneurship, economic development and downtown revitalization conferences nationwide.


Della is the author of Crowdsourcing Wisdom: A guide to doing public meetings that actually make your community better (and won’t make people wish they hadn’t come) and The Local Economy Revolution: What’s Changed and How You Can Help.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Economic Developer.