Roger L. Williams

Roger’s most notable role is as a Senior Fellow/Director for Responsible Redevelopment at The Annie E. Casey Foundation.  He was formerly responsible for the Foundation’s Neighborhood Development portfolio where he led the effort to craft the Foundation's Responsible Redevelopment framework. Roger has been working in the recovery efforts in Haiti since the earthquake of 2010. 

Responsible Redevelopment is based on the integration of human capital and physical development in community revitalization efforts in order to improve the choices, opportunities, and outcomes for residents impacted by these activities.  Its goal is to build communities as well as buildings.  He leads the Foundation’s Responsible Redevelopment work in Camden, NJ and New Orleans, LA, and its work with the foundation’s partnership with the Jacobs Family Foundation at Market Creek, San Diego.  He served on the Foundation’s Management Committee and Social Investments Committee

Mr. Williams received a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College.  He serves on the board of the Roundhouse Theatre (Bethesda), the DC LISC Advisory Board, and the board of the International Housing Coalition.  He is the former vice chairman of the New York City Cultural Affairs Commission, a former Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum, the Corcoran Art Gallery in DC, Arena Stage in DC and he is the former treasurer of the Ellington Fund which supports DC’s public school for the performing arts.

Roger L. Williams Consultant - Economics

Roger L. Williams

Consultant - Economics

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Finance & Fiscal Impact
Housing & Community Design
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