Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance
Center for Community Progress
Kim Graziani serves as Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance for the Center for Community Progress where she oversees, coordinates, and helps deliver a diverse range of technical assistance and capacity building services to communities across the country struggling with the negative and inequitable impacts of vacant and abandoned properties. To date, Kim and her team have served over 250 communities in over 30 states.
Prior to joining the Community Progress team, Kim served as a key advisor and liaison between local government, the nonprofit and private sectors, and residents as the Director of Neighborhood Initiatives for the City of Pittsburgh. She was instrumental in developing innovative strategies for the equitable and community-driven reuse of vacant and abandoned properties. Prior to her work with the City of Pittsburgh, Kim spent several years working for community development corporations, foundations, and social service agencies in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and New York.
Kim received her Master's Degrees in Public Administration and Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh where she served as part-time faculty. She works out of the National Office in Washington, DC and lives in Baltimore.