Elodie Baquerot

Elodie Baquerot

As the former Chief Operating Officer, Elodie led organization-wide operations and strategic planning efforts to make Living Cities’ strategic vision as a racial economic justice organization a reality.

Elodie Baquerot joined Living Cities in April 2011. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, she oversaw the implementation of a results-oriented approach to closing racial income and wealth gaps; ensured that our systems and infrastructure support the management and growth of programs and the organization overall; spearheaded our talent and organizational development strategy; and supported the building and maintenance of a fully inclusive culture where everyone can thrive.

Prior to joining Living Cities, Elodie served as a presidential appointee in Secretary Shaun Donovan’s Office at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While there, she spearheaded policy development and implementation on a broad portfolio of priority projects for the Secretary. Elodie was also responsible for managing day-to-day operations and internal communications among presidential appointees and serving as a key liaison between the Department and key housing, philanthropic, and community development stakeholders, as well as elected officials and the White House.

Previously, Elodie was a Housing Fellow at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, managing a major revamp of the Department’s Inclusionary Housing Program.

She has also worked as a Research Associate at Monash University, co-authoring a paper on the implementation of international environmental treaties in Vietnam, and at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Elodie is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA) and the London School of Economics (MSc) and lives in New York City.

Elodie Baquerot

Contributing Articles

Normalizing Deep Conversations about Race through Coaching

This blog is part of a series that will tell the story of our organizational shift toward centering racial equity by sharing details of the experience and how we’ve handled bumps along the way with an emphasis on the ways in which we’ve supported our staff as people and within their roles. Over the last several years Living Cities has …

The Personal is Professional When it Comes to Closing Racial Income and Wealth Gaps

In this blog, Elodie Baquerot and Nadia Owusu outline our organization’s long and intentional journey to center racial justice. Elodie and Nadia participated in CompassPoint’s Organizational Equity Leadership Development Program over the last year, along with five other grantees of the Kresge Foundation. This blog post is originally posted at Compass Point Living Cities is an organization that is working to …

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Tools for Getting Started and Keeping At It

These are some of the resources and contacts we have shared with organizations who are looking to embed racial equity and inclusion into their work. Living Cities is working to close racial income and wealth gaps in America’s cities. Like any organization or system, Living Cities is made of individual people, all of whom need to be better equipped to …

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