Luis provides direct technical assistance and capacity building with a focus on community economic development. He is an AICP-certified planner with the American Planning Association, a Housing Development Finance Professional, and has a certificate in program evaluation. He has worked as a local government planner in Minnesota and Tennessee, served as team lead for a Minnesota Housing Finance Agency single family community development program, and most recently served as Economic Development program manager for a neighborhood-based community development project supporting small and immigrant-owned businesses in Northwest Illinois. Outside work, Luis enjoys playing hand percussion and going running and biking with his wife.
Luis Pereira - Economic Development Manager
- Written by Gabriela Norton