Drew Williams-Clark - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Drew Williams-Clark

Drew Williams-Clark joined MPC in February of 2022 as Director of Equitable and Sustainable Communities. He is a passionate advocate for advancing racial equity in the pursuit of community development and climate resilience. Drew positions himself as a technical ally to frontline organizations, bringing expertise in climate action planning, water resilience, green stormwater infrastructure, development finance, fair and affordable housing policy, and equitable community partnerships.

Before coming to MPC, Drew oversaw efforts to end urban flooding, equitably finance water infrastructure, and retrofit affordable housing for climate change at the Center for Neighborhood Technology. He has also worked at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Village of Oak Park. Drew lives with his wife, two sons, bicycle, and fishing tackle in Oak Park, IL.

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Drew Williams-Clark Senior Director
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Areas of expertise

  • Housing policy
  • Development finance
  • Water equity
  • Green infrastructure
  • Climate planning
  • Local government


  • Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington

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