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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.


Members:

Rochelle Goodwin

Rochelle Goodwin, Chair
Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Strategy
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Community Investment Council member Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson
Senior Vice President, Manager of Community Development 
First Citizens Bank and Trust Company
Raleigh, North Carolina

Gaston (Gat) Caperton

Gaston Caperton
Chief Executive Officer
Gat Creek
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Community Investment Council member David Dodson

David Dodson                                                    
President
MDC
Durham, North Carolina

Sara Dunnigan

Sara Dunnigan
Deputy Director, GO Virginia
Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board
Richmond, Virginia

Vince Ford

Vince Ford
Senior Vice President, Community Health Services 
Prisma Health
Columbia, South Carolina

Thomasina "Tomi" Hiers

Thomasina Hiers
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Vice President for Civic Sites and Community Change
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland

Howard Pisons

Howard Pisons
Executive Director
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
Richmond, Virginia

Gretchen Van der Veer

Gretchen Van der Veer
Executive Director
Fair Chance
Washington, D.C.

Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson
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Executive Director
Rural Support Partners
Asheville, North Carolina

Frank Woodruff

Frank Woodruff
Executive Director
National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations
Washington, D.C.

Duane Yoder

Duane Yoder
President
Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. 
Garrett County, Maryland

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