Creative Welcomes Deborah Kimble, Director, Local Governance and Civil Society

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Deborah Kimble, Director, Local Governance and Civil Society Practice Area

Deborah Kimble is an expert in local governance, economic development and change management. She will lead Creative’s efforts to advance its core capabilities of local governance, community engagement, crime and violence prevention and local capacity building.

She joins Creative from the Urban Institute, where she served as the Senior Research Associate in the Center for International Democracy and Governance. During the past 30 years she has managed and led organizational change and institutional reforms in cities and countries confronted with economic decline, limited and shrinking resources for basic services and challenges from transitions of governing frameworks and changes in power.

Deborah is particularly adept at facilitating constructive, results-focused partnerships. Her experience ranges from fostering consensus among diverse international and government leaders to transforming the governing dynamics and approaches to service delivery in Saginaw, Michigan, for which the city subsequently won the Michigan Municipal League’s Innovation Award in 2004.

She has worked in more than 30 countries with her most recent assignments in Kosovo, Uganda, Cambodia and Ethiopia.

Welcome to Creative, Deborah!