Person Pratt Center for Community Development

Adam Friedman 

Adam Friedman is Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development and founding member of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance.

Person Remarkable Cities

Jonathan Smales 

Jonathan is the founder of Remarkable Cities and for 14 years has been the executive chairman of the Beyond Green group of businesses.

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Arlene Rodriguez 

Person Working Cities Challenge

Ayana Crichton 

Ayana Diane Crichton is the Initiative Director for OneCranston in Cranston, Rhode Island which is an awarded Working Cities Challenge site.

Person GARE

Nora Liu 

Nora Liu is the project manager for Racial Equity Here, a joint project of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Living Cities, to support local governments leading the way to create a future for racial equity and economic growth fo…

Person Seattle & King County

Patty Hayes 

Patty Hayes has over 25 years of experience in public health, policy development and advocacy. She currently serves as the appointed Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County

Person Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Kurt Sommer 

Kurt is the Director of the Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP) which is a new initiative designed to connect workforce development opportunities and revitalization projects in targeted Baltimore City communities. The Partnership is comprised of…

Person Next Street

Tim Ferguson 

Tim is the Founder and Chairman of Next Street.  Next Street is a certified B Corporation with offices in Boston, New York City, and Chicago. 

Person The Brookings Institution

Noël Harmon 

Dr. Noël Harmon is the National Director of the Talent Dividend and is Associate Director, Global Cities in the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution.

Person The Minneapolis Foundation

R.T. Rybak 

R.T. Rybak served as Mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2013, and is currently President of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Person Governing Institute

Ron Littlefield 

Ron Littlefield, a former mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a senior fellow with the Governing Institute and its lead analyst on the City Accelerator initiative.

Person Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending

Martin Eakes 

Martin Eakes is the co-founder and CEO of Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending. Since 1998, Self-Help’s Community Advantage Program has helped more than 50,000 lower-income families, especially those of color, to become homeowners in 48 …

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Natalie Proffit 

Natalie formerly worked closely with The Integration Initiative team and the members serving on the Integration Initiative committee and lenders group providing programmatic support. Before joining Living Cities, Natalie was a Project Manager with K…

Person Los Angeles Innovation Team

Amanda Daflos 

Amanda Daflos serves as the Director of the Innovation Team (i-team) in the Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation in the City of Los Angeles.

Person MZ Strategies, LLC

Mariia V. Zimmerman 

Mariia is Founder and Principal at MZ Strategies, LLC. Mariia served as Deputy Director for HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities from 2010-2012.

Person Deutsche Bank

Jim Baek 

Jim Baek is a Director at Deutsche Bank where he heads the Community Development Finance Group and oversees the bank’s lending, investing and philanthropy for community development and impact in the U.S.

Person National Basketball Players Association Foundation

David Lafleur 

With an extensive background in finance, administration and operations, David has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations in New England and New York.

Person Living Cities

Elise Previtera 

Elise Previtera was the Senior Accountant in Living Cities’ Finance and Administration team.

Person New America Foundation

Alissa Black 

Alissa Black directs the New America Foundation's California Civic Innovation Project, which aims to diffuse innovation in local governments through researching and recommending organizational and emerging practices that enable the creation and adop…

Person Local and Regional Government Alliance On Race & Equity

Julie Nelson 

Julie Nelson is Senior Vice-President at the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) and the Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). Julie is also a Senior Fellow with the Haas Institute for and Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at…