Russ Adams has been the executive director of the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability since 1995. He has worked as a nonprofit advocate and community organizer for over 25 years. During this time, he has helped to build community coalitions in support of economic and racial justice; sustainable and equitable development; renewable energy practices; community benefits from land-use policies and urban growth investments; digital inclusion and challenged public officials to address environmental justice concerns.
In June of 2006, Russ took a temporary leave of absence from the Alliance to work as the field director for the Keith Ellison for U.S. Congress campaign. Rep. Ellison is the first Muslim American to be elected to Congress. Russ previously served as director of All Parks Alliance for Change, a tenants’ rights organization of manufactured home park residents. As an adjunct faculty member at the Univeristy of Minnesota Duluth Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership program, he co-teaches Sustainable Development Policy and Advocacy with Elaine Hansen and Don Hickman.
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