Board of Directors

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Meet the Director

Paris Dunning
Executive Director


Community Building Facilitator with a wide range of experience with groups, individuals, and systems - especially community economies, local food systems, K-12 education, sustainability, and cooperative development. Experience working with new immigrants, people of color, people living with low incomes building networks of support and action. Interested in Community Economic Development and community engagement with people on the margins.


Participatory workshops and processes to engage people who are rarely involved in public decision making, public speaking, writing, facilitation, community meetings, family strengths, education reform, achievement gap, cooperative development and sustainability.


Board of Directors