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Ariel Guerrero

REAL Manager, Tactical Support & Outreach Team, Race Equity and Leadership (REAL)

National League of Cities


Ariel Enrique Guerrero is a born and raised New Yorker. His career has been marked by bold choices and service and his work has been grounded in over 12 years of experience in the government, non-profit, political and philanthropic space with organizations such as Lutheran Services in America (LSA), the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), the National Housing Partnership (NHP) Foundation, and the New York City Department of Education. Ariel has served cities, towns and villages of the National League of Cities (NLC) for two and a half years as both regional manager for membership and REAL manager for tactical support and outreach.

Ariel is a proud alumnus of Fordham University where he obtained his BS in Psychology. He is also a 2015 graduate of the National Urban Fellows (NUF) program at Baruch College School of Public Affairs where he received his Master’s in Public Administration. Ariel prides himself as a local government guy with strong roots in advocacy, organizing and community mobilization. His work centers at the intersections of policy and practice within government and community to train and support local leaders on how to apply/implement a racial equity lens in their community.

Informed, organized and empowered are the core values of Ariel’s work. He is committed to supporting and encouraging communities to be the catalyst for the sustaining change they hope to see. Ariel finds great joy in leveraging his core values to create a path of collaborative action through policy and community service. He is humbled and excited to embrace the pillars and expectations of public service that promote equity and justice. Ariel is a diehard New York Mets fan, salsa dancing fanatic, foodie and avid movie goer!

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