Denise Fairchild

Denise Fairchild

President and CEO @Emerald Cities Collaborative

Fairchild is the inaugural president of Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), a nonprofit organization based in D.C. with affiliates in urban centers. She works to make U.S. cities environmentally sustainable, build resilient local economies, and ensure equity inclusion in both the and outcomes of a green and healthy economy. Fairchild has a 40-year successful track record with innovative programs in sustainable community development. In 1995, she founded and led the Community and Economic Development Department at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, as well as an affiliated nonprofit community development research and technical assistance organization, CDTech. She helped launch the college’s Regional Economic Development Institute to prepare inner-city residents for high-growth/demand jobs with a focus on the green economy.