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Minneapolis Fed’s Community Advisory Board broadening scope and efforts

Minneapolis, April 27, 2021

Minneapolis Fed’s Community Advisory Board broadening scope and efforts

An established advisory board of community leaders will be expanding its scope to engage across the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ community development, research, and outreach efforts.

Effective immediately, the Community Advisory Board will help President Neel Kashkari, the Community Development department, and other leaders further ground the Bank’s research in the communities it serves. The board will also provide diverse perspectives on the region’s community development needs and challenges.

Previously, the board supported only the Bank’s Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute. By anchoring the board in the Minneapolis Fed’s Community Development department, Bank leaders will be better equipped to deepen relationships in the community and use these important perspectives to inform outreach efforts across the entire organization.

Members of the Community Advisory Board:

  • Paul Fleissner
    Director of Behavioral Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Michael Goze
    Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Community Development Corporation
  • Danielle Grant
    President and CEO, AchieveMpls
  • Steve Grove
    Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Shawntera Hardy
    Head of Strategy and Co-Founder, Civic Eagle
  • Veena Iyer
    Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • Ezell Jones
    Founder and Managing Partner, Fifth Quarter Integrated Solutions
  • Jane Leonard
    President, Growth & Justice
  • Devinder Malhotra
    Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
  • Tim Marx
    President Emeritus, Catholic Charities
  • Paul Mattessich
    Executive Director, Wilder Research
  • Gloria Perez
    President and CEO, Women's Foundation of Minnesota
  • Sondra Samuels
    President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone
  • Chanda Smith Baker
    Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Minneapolis Foundation

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.