Senior Advisor, Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST)
Joshua Simon is dedicated to building vibrant and healthy mixed-income neighborhoods that are diverse and inclusive. Working in community development since 1983, his career has been focused on creating collaborations to build community assets. His past work includes development of co-housing, community hubs, facilities for arts and social service organizations, artists’ live/work studios and air-rights development. His past positions include Executive Director of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation and Director of Real Estate Consulting for Community Vision. He was a founding board member of Resources for Community Development and Executive Director of San Francisco’s Project Artaud. He was also a school board member for the Emery Unified School District, and he is a member of the Bond Oversight Committee for Emeryville’s Center for Community Life. Joshua holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He recently completed NeighborWorks America’s Achieving Excellence Program.