KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has announced seven appointments to its External LinkCommunity Development Advisory Council (CDAC) for 2022. The council is composed of community, business and labor leaders from the Kansas City Fed’s seven-state region. Council members advise the Bank on current developments and emerging issues in community and economic development.

Council members serve three-year terms, offer year-round insight on economic and community development issues and meet twice a year with the Kansas City Fed’s leadership.

External LinkNew CDAC Members include:

Scott Hoversland, executive director, Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) in Casper, Wyo. The WCDA raises capital to finance affordable housing.

Dewey Jackson, president, Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF), AFL-CIO in Denver. DALF is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and works with local and national labor and community organizations around policies that support worker rights.

Cindy Logsdon, executive director and CEO, Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation in Shawnee, Okla. The organization finances and promotes the entrepreneurial growth, economic opportunity and financial well-being of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Community nationwide, and all Native Americans in the state of Oklahoma.

Angela McGraw, director, Do Space in Omaha, Neb. Do Space is a nonprofit technology library offering the Omaha community free access to innovative technology and educational programs.

Amanda Peters, senior vice president, Vectra Bank Colorado in Denver. Vectra Bank Colorado serves small, medium-sized and corporate customers with 35 locations across the state.

Alan Ramirez, director of strategic lending, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) in Denver. CEF is a statewide CDFI lending organization.

Pete Upton, executive director, Native360 Loan Fund in Grand Island, Neb. Native 360 provides affordable credit, capital, technical assistance and related programs to help Native American business owners. They serve members of all tribes throughout Nebraska, Iowa and southeast South Dakota.

Current and reappointed council members include:

  • Niki Donawa, chief community relations officer at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Dr. Raúl Font, president, Latino Community Development Agency in Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Don Greenwell, president of The Builders' Association and executive director, Kansas City Chapter-Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Geoff Jolley, executive director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Neelima Parasker, president and CEO, SnapIT Solutions in Overland Park, Kan.
  • Aubrey Abbott Patterson, president and CEO, Hutchinson Community Foundation, in Hutchinson, Kan.
  • Jim Reiff, executive director, Nebraska Enterprise Fund in Oakland, Neb.
  • Adrienne R. Smith, president and CEO, New Mexico Caregivers Coalition in Bernalillo, N.M.
  • Awais Sufi, CEO, SchoolSmartKC in Kansas City, Mo.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.