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TONY DEFALCO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

tonydefalco@verdenw.org

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As Executive Director, Tony is leading the movement to rewrite the environmental agenda in Portland to build wealth with low-income communities of color. His expertise in community economic development, environmental protection and sustainability spans 20 years of working locally and nationally in environmental advocacy, coalition building and policy advocacy. Prior to stepping into the ED role, Tony worked at Verde as the Deputy Director as well as Living Cully Coordinator. His current focus includes redevelopment of a landfill into a park in a low-income neighborhood in Portland and strengthening communities of color and low income communities in deriving economic benefit from environmental investments.