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NTCIC Welcomes 2024 Tony Goldman Fellow Garrett Dickerson

Written By: NTCIC

In partnership with the Open Access Initiative, NTCIC is excited to welcome Garrett Dickerson as the 2024 participant in the Tony Goldman Fellowship for Diversity in Preservation & Community Development. Garrett Dickerson, NTCIC's 2024 Tony Goldman and Open Access Fellow

“Being offered a fellowship with NTCIC through the Open Access Initiative is a remarkable opportunity for me; both professionally and personally,” said Garrett. “My background in urban planning has instilled in me a strong commitment to community development and land use. I am thrilled to contribute and learn from the impactful projects NTCIC spearheads. This fellowship represents a pivotal step in my career that will allow me to gain invaluable insight and practical experience that will shape my future endeavors. This fellowship also aligns with my long-term goal of fostering sustainable and impactful growth in communities. I look forward to the opportunity to grow within such a forward-thinking initiative.”

Garrett is currently a Community Planner for the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, providing project management support for program initiatives in several cities in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

“Garrett’s varied background in community planning, underwriting, and capital markets are the foundational skills for success in a career in tax credit finance,” said Heather Buethe, Director of Project Management. “I’m excited to work with him and help him utilize his experiences to prepare him for a potential new career path while enhancing NTCIC’s investment analysis activities.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Garrett to NTCIC as our 2024 Tony Goldman and Open Access fellow,” said NTCIC President David Clower, who was recently appointed to the Board of the Open Access program. “This program represents a vital step towards inclusivity and reflects our commitment to nurturing and empowering the next generation of leaders in community development and tax credit finance. Together, we are building a more equitable industry that values diverse perspectives and innovative ideas.”

This is the fourth year that NTCIC has partnered with the Open Access Initiative to identify talented professionals from underrepresented groups who are building careers in community development finance.

About the Tony Goldman Internship

In partnership with its affiliate the National Trust for Historic Preservation and NTCIC founded the Tony Goldman Internship program in 2018. Tony Goldman, a recipient of the distinguished Crowninshield Award, was a foundational board member of NTCIC and is known for creating a legacy of diversity and inclusion.

The Tony Goldman Diversity Internship was created to honor his work in cultivating diversity in historic preservation, real estate finance, and community development. Goldman Properties principal and chairman Janet Goldman participated in the final selection of the Tony Goldman Intern.

About the Open Access Fellowship

The Open Access Fellowship was first launched in Fall 2021 as an initiative sponsored by professionals Jeff Monge of Monge Capital and Gina Nisbeth of 9th & Clinton. The initiative was created by advocates in the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) industry to increase diversity representation in community development finance. The goal of the Open Access initiative focuses on increasing Black & Latinx representation within the community development companies that serve their communities.