CommonBond’s Paul Fate named to LISC Hall of Fame

Paul Fate, CEO and president of CommonBond Communities and a resident of St. Anthony Park, was honored at an awards ceremony sponsored by LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) on Oct. 9. Fate received the Hall of Fame award for his years of service. The following are a few of the remarks made by LISC in acknowledging Fate’s contributions and achievements, which include serving as the first executive director of the Twin Cities LISC: “Paul’s leadership has helped grow key organizations that are now important parts of the community development ‘fabric’ in the Twin Cities region. . . .[H]e put in place a set of key relationships, practices and approaches that have been fundamental to its ongoing success. . . . Paul has consistently demonstrated the unique ability to garner knowledge and ideas from across the country, then tailor those in innovative ways to best serve the constituents of Twin Cities organizations. And he never forgets that the most effective planning and implementation involve diverse people and wide-ranging opinions. “Over the years, community developers could not have asked for a more steadfast advocate of the unique role they play in building and sustaining strong communities and a competitive region.”

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