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Community Development

Comprised of a diverse group of individuals, our Community Development team strives to promote the economic mobility and resilience of low- and moderate-income people and communities in the US with a focus on the Fourth Federal Reserve District.

Leadership

Emily Garr Pacetti

Emily Garr Pacetti

Vice President and Community Affairs Officer

Tracey Mason

Assistant Vice President, Outreach and Operations
Lisa Nelson

Lisa A. Nelson

Assistant Vice President, Research

Strategy and Operations Support

Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett

Business Specialist

Zoe Slater

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Outreach and Engagement

Bonnie Blankenship

Bonnie S. Blankenship

Senior Regional Outreach Manager, Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky
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Drew Pack

Senior Regional Outreach Manager, Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia Panhandle

Research and Analysis

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Ann Marie Wiersch

Principal, Senior Policy Advisor
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Kyle D. Fee

Policy Advisor
Matt Klesta

Matt Klesta

Senior Policy Analyst
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Merissa Piazza

Lead Policy Analyst

Small Business Credit Survey

Cornelius Johnson

Cornelius Johnson

Policy Analyst
Jordan Manes

Jordan Manes

Policy Analyst
Lucas Misera

Lucas Misera

Senior Policy Analyst

The Small Business Credit Survey is supported by staff across the Federal Reserve System. Visit fedsmallbusiness.org for more information.

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Community Reinvestment Act

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including LMI neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations.

Small Business Credit Survey

Each year we produce analyses of and reports on the data gathered from small business owners. In partnership with business and industry associations, local agencies, and non-profits, the survey captures the perspectives of business owners operating firms with fewer than 500 employees.

Policy Summit

Our Policy Summit is a biennial, multi-day event offering attendees the latest research on best practices for addressing challenges that LMI communities face. Policy Summit 2023 focused on workforce development, small business, and economic inclusion.

Fed Communities

Does your work support people, places, small businesses, or the policy and practice of community development? Fed Communities is your gateway to insights, research, and data from the Federal Reserve.

Program on Economic Inclusion

The Program on Economic Inclusion (PEI) is an effort to understand the obstacles to economic inclusion in the Federal Reserve’s Fourth District, as well as what approaches are promising for removing those obstacles. How can we expand opportunities for individuals to develop their potential so that our economy is able to reach its potential?

Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council helps to inform the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s community development staff, senior leadership, and president about current and emerging economic and social issues and trends impacting underserved and LMI individuals and communities in the Fourth District. This information is used to help guide the priorities of the Community Development Department.