A Letter from Co-Founder, Laury Hammel

Dear Cambridge Local First Friends,

It has been an honor and a pleasure to have played a leadership role in the development of Cambridge Local First. I am confident I am leaving Cambridge Local First in good hands and that CLF is poised for a fantastic future. This feels really good!

I have been a resident of Cambridge for over 15 years and I plan on living in this wonderful community for many years to come. Cambridge is my home! I will look for any way to support the work of CLF and to connect with this important organization and my good friends. In fact, I was honored to be invited to write an article about the national local economy movement for the monthly newsletter and I look forward to this as an excellent way to keep in touch and to contribute.

I am the founder and the Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts which is headquartered in Central Square. We look forward to working with Cambridge Local First and six other Local First networks that we work closely with to grow our local economy movement.

Thanks to everyone for all you do for our community and our planet!

With gratitude,
Laury Hammel

Cambridge Local First