Alene Tchourumoff, senior vice president of Community Development and Engagement, is joining the National Academy of Public Administration’s 2022 Class of Academy Fellows.
Alene leads nonpartisan research and policy engagement efforts to promote economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income people and for those living in Indian Country.
“NAPA’s vision clearly aligns with the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank’s nonpartisan work to create an inclusive economy for all,” said Tchourumoff. “I look forward to helping advance research that will support thriving communities and strong institutions.”
Alene’s background is in serving communities in the Twin Cities and far beyond. Her experience leading a regional policymaking body, planning agency, and provider of essential services—the Metropolitan Council—helped bring leaders from across the region together to focus on challenging systemic issues that are too big for any one city to tackle alone. Her policy interests and research intersect with how good government can support communities through core issues like housing policy and finance. She has spent time working for and with government in both the U.S. and internationally.
NAPA conducts nonpartisan, independent research that advances the field of public administration and seeks solutions to government’s most significant challenges.
Alene is one of 35 Fellows selected this year to join more than 950 Academy Fellows who guide the Academy’s work and serve as advisors to a number of government agencies and organizations. Fellows are chosen through a rigorous review and voting process.