Ray Thompson has worked in a range of professional capacities for respected Chicago area social service agencies and educational institutions His passion is sparking sustainable and scalable local community change with local people. His firm, Thompson Community Relations Group, is a community-centered and people-focused consultancy supporting local people, associations and organizations in their community building efforts. TCRG implements asset based community development strategies that promote intentional relationship building amongst residents and local organizations. They then support communities in uncovering local synergy and mobilizing local skills, talents, resources, and capacities for innovative and sustainable community change. http://www.thompsoncrg.com.