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All Current Hosts

Cohort 2020


Michael Yee

Director, Department of Planning

Hawai'i County, Hawai'i (Population: 185,079) 


Andrew Morris 

Natural Resources Counsel and Water Policy Officer, Atlanta Regional Commission

Atlanta, Georgia (Population: 420,003) 


Tere Chaves 

Managing Director, Arkansas United Community Coalition

Springdale, Arkansas (Population: 81,125) 


Candy Johnson

Senior Advisor to Mayor, Mayor's Office

Chattanooga, Tennessee (Population: 167,674)


Julieth Ortiz 

Transportation Planner, Department of Transportation 

Oakland, California (Population: 390,724) 


Alison Whyte

Executive Director, DC Developmental Disabilities Council

Washington, DC (Population: 601,723) 


Archnique Kidd

Supplier Diversity Manager, Neighborhood Development Department

Mobile, Alabama (Population: 195,111) 


Angela Cabrera 

Board Chair, Ventura County Family Justice Center Foundation

Ventura County, California (Population: 823,318)


Linda Braunschweiger

Chief Executive Officer, Housing Trust Fund of Ventura County

Ventura County, California (Population: 823,318)


Priscilla Lopez

Director, Workforce Development Board 

Imperial County, California (Population: 174,528) 


Amanda Tonkovich

Director of Sexual Assault Program, New Orleans Family Justice Center 

New Orleans, Louisiana (Population: 343,829)

Susan Dalton

Program Manager, Innovate Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee (Population: 646,889) 


William (W.J.) Albertson + Lou Powell

Founders, High Tech Small Town

Aledo, Illinois (Population: 3,640) 


Ben McKay

Deputy Director, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Population: 594,833) 


Jessica Campbell

Director, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department

Aiken, South Carolina (Population: 29,524)

Cohort 2019


Juliet Stipeche 

Director, Mayor's Office of Education

Houston, Texas (Population: 2,240,580) 


Rick Eneas 

Director of Financial Management, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Missoula, Montana (Population: 73,340) 


Nancy Fasching 

Community Impact Director, Southwest Initiative Foundation

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (Population: 422,331) 


Linda Jenkins 

Manager, Community Development Commission

Los Angeles, California (Population: 3,792,621)


Colby Lancelin 

Researcher, Atlanta Regional Commission 

Alpharetta, Georgia (Population: 65,799) 


Courtney Frisch

Project Manager, City of Decatur 

Decatur, Georgia (Population: 23,832) 


John McCormally

Chief of Staff, State Auditor’s Office 

Des Moines, Iowa (Population: 217,521) 


Ashley Lawson 

Head of Communications and Policy, Housing and Community Development Department

Houston, Texas (Population 2,240,580)


Scott Erbisch

County Administrator, County of Marquette

Marquette, Michigan (Population: 20,629)


Karen Diemer

City Manager, City of Arcata 

Arcata, California (Population: 18,000) 


Christian Clegg

Deputy City Manager at City of Stockton 

Stockton, California (Population: 310,496)

Kim Namba

Administrative Services Manager for Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services

Santa Cruz County, CA (Population: 275,897) 


Sheila Rodriguez

Director of Constituent Services, Office of NYC Councilwoman Carlina Rivera

New York, New York (Population: 8,398,748) 


Mireya Reith

Executive Director, Arkansas United Community Coalition

Springdale, Arkansas (Population: 79,599) 


Chris Rembold

Planning Director, Town of Great Barrington

Great Barrington, Massachusetts  (Population: 6,855) 


Robert Blaine

Chief Administrative Officer, City of Jackson 

Jackson, Mississippi (Population: 166,965) 


Emily Shields

Executive Director, Iowa Campus Compact 

Des Moines, Iowa (Population: 217,521)


Michelle Akers 

Executive Director, Southwestern Regional Day Report Center

Logan, WV (Population: 1,539)


Ethel Branch

Former Attorney General of the Navajo Nation, Executive Director of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo

Monument Valley, Utah (Population: 864) 


Jennifer Zuchowski

Manager Programs and Administration, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities.

St. Paul, Minnesota (Population: 306,621)


John Roberts

Deputy City Manager, City of Redmond

Redmond, Oregon (Population: 30,011) 


Patty Paser

Assistant to the Superintendent, Schenectady City School District

Schenectady, New York (Population: 65,625) 


Cordaryl "Pat" Patrick

Public Services Director, City of Dellwood 

St. Louis, Missouri (Population: 318,069)

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