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2024 Community Investment Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond established the Community Investment Council in 2011.  The primary purpose of CIC is to inform the Bank about emerging issues and trends in communities across the Fifth District, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and communities.  Members of CIC represent unique perspectives on community investment and local economic growth from across the District.  They are leaders from communities who understand the challenges and opportunities for local economic growth, especially with respect to community investment tools and policies.


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Franklyn Baker

President and CEO
United Way of Central Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
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Nathaniel A. Barber

Chief Executive Officer
SC Community Loan Fund
Charleston, South Carolina
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Sara Dunnigan

Deputy Director, GO Virginia
Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board
Richmond, Virginia
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Marlowe Foster

Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Rochelle Goodwin

Director of Strategic Initiatives
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Morgantown, West Virginia
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Bree Jones

Parity Homes
Timonium, Maryland
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Sharon L. Lansdale

President and Chief Executive Officer
Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.
Hurricane, West Virginia
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Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Capital Area Assets Builders (CAAB)
Washington, D.C.
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Madeleine McGee

Together S.C.
Columbia, South Carolina
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Harold B. Pettigrew, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
Washington, D.C.
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Carmen Romero

President & CEO
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)
Arlington, Virginia
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Thomas Watson

Executive Director
Rural Support Partners
Asheville, North Carolina