June 27 from 9am – 3pm and July 15 from 9am – 3pm at Harrah’s Cherokee Conference Center. The purpose of the Qualla 2020 Initiative is to diversify the Cherokee economy and reduce its risks so that it can better ensure the wellbeing of the Cherokee population into the future. Qualla 2020 is a six-month initiative that consists of monthly committee meetings and several follow-up subcommittee meetings. Citizens and business leaders are actively participating in the formulation of the Qualla 2020 actions plan. The committee will choose action plans to recommend to the EBCI administration, EBCI Tribal Council and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation (CPF).Anyone from the community is welcome to join in on the process or learn more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.