Aileen Carr

Racial Equity Manager
National League of Cities

Aileen Carr has served the National League of Cities on the Race, Equity and Leadership team since June 2016, and she is responsible for supporting local elected officials as they lead racial equity initiatives. Carr designs and leads racial equity trainings for local leaders and collaborates with NLC staff to integrate racial equity into their projects and initiatives. Before coming to NLC, she served the Congressional Hunger Center for more than a decade as director of the Emerson Hunger Fellowship, a leadership development program focused on hunger, poverty and racial justice. As she recruited, trained, and mentored more than 280 emerging leaders, she integrated racial equity into all aspects of the program. Aileen received the 2008 Public Interest Rising Star Award from the Center for Effective Government for outstanding public interest work. Carr earned a Masters of Public Administration degree at George Mason University with a concentration in nonprofit management in 2012 and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership in 2009.

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