Dwayne S. Marsh joins GARE and CSI!
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National Equity Leader to Support Government in Advancing Racial Equity

Dwayne MarshThe Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) are pleased to announce that Dwayne S. Marsh will join GARE and CSI. GARE is a national network committed to achieving racial equity and advancing opportunities for all.  GARE's focus is on normalizing conversations about race, operationalizing new behaviors and policies, and organizing to achieve racial equity. Marsh joins the team as GARE launches major expansions, including two new California efforts in the Bay Area and Southern California.

Prior to GARE, Marsh was, for six years, a senior advisor in the Office of Economic Resilience (OER) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  There, he helped advance sustainable planning and development through interagency partnerships, departmental transformation, and funding initiatives managed through OER. He was OER’s principal coordinator for a $250 million grant program and led the development of capacity building resources that reinforced the work of pioneering grantees in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Under his leadership, OER prioritized equity as a foundational principal for its planning and investment initiatives. 


Marsh brings to GARE his expertise and considerable experience in coalition building for regional equity and leadership development for policy change. He provides technical assistance and capacity building knowledge to equitable development initiatives that address continuing disparities in affordable housing, transportation investment, and environmental justice. Before HUD, Marsh spent a decade at PolicyLink, the national organization committed to economic and social equity.  Before PolicyLink, he directed the FAITHS Initiative for eight years at The San Francisco Foundation, building a nationally renowned community development and capacity building program that continues to this day.

Dwayne will be starting in January. Please join us in welcoming him!

Learn More About GARE
Webinar: Workplace Equity!
January 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Engaging Local Government Leaders and the GARE join together to offer a webinar on workplace equity.

This webinar will focus on policies, practices and real stories from jurisdictions focused on workforce equity.

Participants include:
– Angie Nalezny, HR Director, CSt. Paul, Minnesota
– Anna Kanwit, HR Director, City of Portland, Oregon
– Julie Nelson, Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity

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Alfredo works on the GARE-Ottawa County collaboration alongside Gail Harrison, Executive Director of LEDA and Al Vanderberg, County Administrator.
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