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Darlene Oliver Hightower selected as President & CEO of Metropolitan Planning Council

The Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) Board of Governors is pleased to announce the selection of Darlene O. Hightower as President & CEO of MPC. As the first Black CEO to lead the Metropolitan Planning Council, Hightower brings more than two decades of experience leading civic organizations and initiatives to new heights. 

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