Denise Fairchild | An Island Press Author

Denise Fairchild

Denise Fairchild, the inaugural president of Emerald Cities Collaborative, has dedicated over 30 years to strengthening housing, jobs, businesses and economic opportunities for low-income residents and communities of color, domestically and internationally.

In 1995, Dr. Fairchild founded the Community and Economic Development Department at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and an affiliated non-profit community development research and technical assistance organization, CDTech. She helped launch the college’s Regional Economic Development Institute to provide inner-city residents with career and technical education for high-growth/high-demand jobs in the L.A. region. From 1989 to 1994, Dr. Fairchild directed the L.A. office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and is credited with raising over $100 million in equity, grants and loans for community-based housing and commercial development projects and, generally, with building the the L.A. region's nonprofit housing and community development industry.

Her civic and political appointments have included the California Commission on Regionalism, the California Economic Strategy Panel, the California Local Economic Development Association, the Urban Land Institute National Inner City Advisor, the Coalition for Women's Economic Development and the Los Angeles Environmental Quality Board. She also served as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's special advisor for South LA Investments.

Denise Fairchild at GWU 2018 Planet Forward Summit

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:30am EDT
George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Denise Fairchild at GWU 2018 Planet Forward Summit

Friday, April 6, 2018 10:30 –11:30 AM EDT Free admission

This unique Planet Forward Town Hall will explore whether America can still lead on climate change and...

Denise Fairchild at GWU 2018 Planet Forward Summit

Friday, April 6, 2018
10:30 –11:30 AM EDT
Free admission

This unique Planet Forward Town Hall will explore whether America can still lead on climate change and renewable energy. Along with our audience, remarkable leaders in energy, environment and conservation, will consider the story of America’s energy future.

Panel:

NICK AKINS, President and CEO American Electric Power

SUSAN EISENHOWER, CEO and Chairman Eisenhower Group, Inc.

DENISE FAIRCHILD, President and CEO, Emerald Cities Collaborative; author, Energy Democracy

TED ROOSEVELT IV, Managing Director, Barclays Capital Corporation