The non-profit Center for Resilient Cities has promoted Marcia Caton Campbell to the role of executive director. Caton Campbell has served as the organization’s interim executive director since April.
“We did so based on Marcia’s exemplary leadership of our organization since assuming her interim position earlier this year,” said Joe Sensenbrenner, Board President. “This decision recognizes her demonstrated skills in established areas of expertise as well as her success in forging new partnerships and acquiring new skills critical to our mission.”
In her time as interim executive director, Caton Campbell oversaw the successful completion of Phase 1 of the Resilience Research Center, a Madison project that is tracking to be one of the highest LEED-rated buildings in the northern hemisphere. Phase 1 of the Center, which opened in August, houses the Resilience Neighborhood Center, Badger Rock Middle School and Growing Power-Madison. The organization also worked to green the schoolyard at Milwaukee Public School’s Brown Street Academy – a project that was completed in September – and continued as the backbone organization of the Milwaukee Food Council.
Caton Campbell, who splits her time between Milwaukee and Madison, has been with Resilient Cities since May 2006. Before assuming the interim executive director position, she was the organization’s Milwaukee Director. From 1998 to 2006, Caton Campbell was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Urban and Regional Planning and affiliate faculty at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, where her research, teaching and outreach focused on community food systems planning, consensus-building and environmental dispute resolution. She holds an MCRP and a PhD in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University.
Caton Campbell serves on the City of Milwaukee’s Green Team for sustainability planning and the American Planning Association’s Food Interest Group Steering Committee. She is a board member of Growing Power and the Community Food Security Coalition.