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Ellen M. Lee, Chair

New Orleans, LA

Director of Housing Policy and Community Development, City of New Orleans


Michael Tierney, Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (retired)

Washington, DC


Lisa Levy, Secretary

Portland, OR


Geoff Anderson

President and CEO, Smart Growth America

Washington, DC


Margaret Dewar

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Ann Arbor, MI


Presley Gillespie

President, Neighborhood Allies 

Pittsburgh, PA


William A. Johnson

Former Mayor, Rochester, New York

CEO, Strategic Community Intervention, LLC

Rochester, NY


Erika Poethig

Institute Fellow and Director of Urban Policy Initiatives, The Urban Institute

Washington, DC


Scot Spencer

Assistant Director for Advocacy and Influence, The Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Baltimore, MD