Dwayne S. Marsh works with the agency to advance sustainable planning and development through interagency partnerships, departmental transformation, and funding initiatives managed through the Office.
Dwayne is the principal coordinator for OER grant programs and is working with the staff team to develop the capacity building resources that reinforce the work of the grantees to coordinate housing and transportation investments with local land use decisions and reduce environmental impacts to nurture healthier, more inclusive communities which provide opportunities for people of all ages, incomes, races, and ethnicities to live, work, and learn together. He brings specific expertise in coalition building for regional equity and leadership development for policy change. He provides technical assistance and capacity building expertise to equitable development initiatives that address continuing disparities in affordable housing, transportation investment, and environmental justice.
Before beginning his decade-long stay with the national nonprofit research and advocacy intermediary PolicyLink, Marsh worked for eight years at The San Francisco Foundation. Dwayne happily approaches his second wedding anniversary, and he and his wife are the proud parents of a 9-month old urban garden.