Jeana Dunlap has engaged with public and private interests to direct multimillion dollar federal initiatives supporting community development, sustainability, and historic preservation since 2004. She currently leads Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Redevelopment Strategies.
She appreciates the need for multidisciplinary approaches when tackling disruptive redevelopment efforts to improve quality of life and place for residents. While facilitating change through the built environment is critical, she also believes that changing mindsets is paramount to achieving vibrant communities. Dunlap is a woman of color in municipal government, and she has the unique ability to find common ground and facilitate effective communication for greater understanding between disparate sectors of the community.
With projects like Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class and Real Estate, Dunlap is promoting equitable investment practices and distribution of digital infrastructure, while instilling confidence and building capacity among those living in and personally vested in distressed neighborhoods.